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Galen Rupp Now 5th Fastest Indoor Miler Ever

January 28, 2013

Olympic 10,000m silver medalist runs 3:50.92 at low-key Boston meet.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Galen Rupp’s 3:50.92 at the BU Terrier Invitational in Boston on Saturday makes him the second fastest American indoor Miler of all-time behind Bernard Lagat, who has run 3:49.89. And he’s now fifth on the all-time indoor Mile list, a feat that glitters even more impressively when you look at the four names ahead of him: Hicham El Guerrouj, Eamonn Coghlan, Lagat and Noureddine Morceli. August company indeed.

By 2012, Rupp had developed the speed to outlast Lagat in the 5000 meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials, and to outgun everyone except his training partner Mo Farah in the final 150 meters of the London Olympic 10,000. An even stronger indicator of what might be possible in that Boston Mile was the new 1500 meter personal record of 3:34.75 Rupp ran in the spring of 2012. That was a more accurate predictor of what might come to pass than was Rupp’s modest indoor Mile PR of 3:57.10.

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Tags: noureddine morceli (5) , hicham el guerrouj (15) , galen rupp (17) , eamonn coghlan (29) , bu terrier invitational (4) , bernard lagat (39)

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