Galen Rupp

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Date of Birth May 8, 1986
Place of Birth Portland, Oregon
Age 34 years old
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Galen Rupp

Galen Rupp is an American long-distance runner. He competed in the Summer Olympics in 2008 in Beijing, 2012 in London, and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In London he won the silver medal in the men's 10,000 meters, and in Rio de Janeiro he won the bronze medal in the men's marathon. Rupp has competed for the University of Oregon and trained under Alberto Salazar as a member of the Nike Oregon Project. He won the 2017 Chicago Marathon, the first American to do so since Khalid Khannouchi in 2002. Rupp won the US Olympic trials in Atlanta on February 29, 2020 in a time of 2:09:20 qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Rupp holds multiple American records at high school, collegiate, and senior levels. They include records in the 10,000 meters with a time of 26:44.36 and at the indoor 2 mile, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters with times of 8:07.41, 7:30.16, and 13:01.26, respectively.

Sport: Athletics/Track, Long-distance running
Event(s): 10,000 meters, 5000 meters, 3000 meters, 1500 meters, Half marathon, Marathon
College team: Oregon Ducks
Club: Nike
Turned pro: June 2009
Coached by: Mike Smith
World finals: 2007 Osaka, 10,000 m, 11th, 2009 Berlin, 10,000 m, 8th, 2011 Daegu, 10,000 m, 7th, 5000 m, 9th, 2013 Moscow, 10,000 m, 4th, 5000 m, 8th, 2015 Beijing, 10,000 m, 5th, 5000 m, 5th
Olympic finals: 2008 Beijing, 10,000 m, 13th, 2012 London, 10,000 m, 02! Silver, 5000 m, 7th, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, 10,000 m, 5th, Marathon, 03! Bronze
Personal best(s): Outdoor, 1500 m: 3:34.15 (Brussels 2014), Mile: 3:52.11 (London 2013), 5000 m: 12:58.90 (Eugene 2012), 10,000 m: 26:44.36 AR (Eugene 2014), Indoor, 800 m: 1:49.87 i OT (Seattle 2009), 1500 m: 3:34.78 i+ (Boston 2013), Mile: 3:50.92 i (Boston 2013), 3000 m: 7:30.16 i AR (Stockholm 2013)
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About Galen Rupp

World-class Olympic runner was the first American in 48 years to bring home a medal in the 10,000-meter race.

Before Fame

At the University of Oregon, he broke a junior record in the 10,000 meters and then took 2nd overall in the 10,000 meters event at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Achievement

Not willing to rest on his laurels, he continued training after his Olympic performance, telling reporters he felt that he could be the world's best.

Family Life

He married Keara Simmons, who was also a track runner at the University of Oregon.

Associations

Evelyn Ashford was another Olympic medal-winning runner for the U.S. team.

Information related to Galen Rupp

  • Chicago Marathon male winners
  • Central Catholic High School (Portland, Oregon) alumni
  • Olympic silver medalists for the United States in track and field
  • American male long-distance runners
  • Sportspeople from Portland, Oregon
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Latest information about Galen Rupp updated on January 14, 2021.

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