Rupp will make Armory his home during 2 of 3 next weekends, by Doug Binder for

Galen Rupp has a three week indoor season, with January 31 (Armory Track Invitational), NYRR Millrose Games (February 14) and Birmingham (February 21). Here is a fine piece by Doug Binder on the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and six time US 10,000m champion, Galen Rupp and his two upcoming appearances in the Armory Track Center. 

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Galen Rupp's 5000m AR, design from the Shoe Addicts

Updated January 27, correcting months to February 14 and 21 for Rupp's competitions. 

Rupp will make Armory his "home" during two of next three weekends.     

By Doug Binder of

NEW YORK, January 26, 2015 -The last time Galen Rupp came to The Armory he was a senior at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore.

On Saturday, January 31, the Olympic silver medalist in the 10,000 meters and the centerpiece of the Nike Oregon Project will return to The Armory. He is due to race at the Armory Track Invitational (ATI) on Saturday and will return for the 108th NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 14. His indoor season will conclude in Birmingham, England a week after that.

Rupp had very little experience running on banked tracks (there are none in Oregon), but he had loads of talent and a very good reason to be in New York City. His coach, Alberto Salazar, was part of a gala lineup that The Armory assembled for the occasion of the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame dedication on Jan. 24, 2004.  

In the New Balance Games that day, Rupp took on another high school standout, Josh McDougal, and aimed for the national high school record in the 2-mile.

"The only thing I remember is that I died pretty hard," Rupp said. "I think we were both talking about going after the 2-mile indoor record and we went for it. But I felt miserable those last couple of laps. I can't remember what we ran, but (McDougal) beat me pretty good."

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