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Galen Rupp plans to target the indoor mile world record (3:48.45) on February 15:

will try to lower Hicham El Guerrouj’s indoor world mile record of 3:48.45 at Boston University on February 15, his coach, Alberto Salazar, told The Oregonian . The date for this third of three record attempts by Rupp at BU is a week later than had originally been announced. In his first two races of the year, Rupp, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist for 10,000 meters, set American indoor records of 13:01.26 for 5000 meters and 8:07.41 for two miles. The American indoor best for the mile is Bernard Lagat’s 3:49.89, but Salazar told The Oregonian Rupp has more ambitious goals. "I can't predict Galen will break the world record, but we're not going to put all that work out there for 3:49," Salazar said. "He might as well go for [El Guerrouj’s mark]". Last winter, Rupp set a mile PR of 3:50.92 mile on the BU indoor track. Setting such an ambitious goal could cost Rupp a chance ...

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