30 Jan '16, 8pm

Run Journal - Galen Rupp Competing in Olympic Marathon Trials: By Larry Eder,

Run Journal - Galen Rupp Competing in Olympic Marathon Trials: By Larry Eder,

The press release changed the entire complexion of the U.S. Marathon Trials for men. Galen Rupp, the 10,000 meter AR holder, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, is venturing into the marathon, like his mentor, Alberto Salazar. How will Galen Rupp fare over the 42.2 kilometer distance? My guess is, pretty well. As Galen Rupp said in a nicely done USATF.TV interview, he would not be racing the distance if he was not prepared. Galen Rupp should do quite well over the distance and in the marathon Trials. Galen noted that Coach Salazar had asked him to "keep an open mind" when they spoke about it this past fall and early winter. Why does this change the complexion of the marathon? With Dathan Ritzenehein, Meb Keflezighi and Galen Rupp, the surprises in the Trials can still happen, but their impact may be less. I still contend that one marathon does not make one a marathoner. We a...

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