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Rupp Not Thinking Marathon…Yet

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 4, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM UTC

He’s not interested in the marathon right now.

Galen Rupp has been in the news a lot lately. He’s broken the American indoor record in the indoor 5,000m and just this week announced his entry into the New York City Half Marathon–a debut for him at that distance.

Universal Sports’ Joe Battaglia recently sat down with the former University of Oregon standout and asked him several questions about his racing future. Regarding his outlook in the New York City Half Marathon and his eventual future as a marathon Rupp was cautious.

“I’m still pretty young. I’m only 24, so I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself and thinking about the marathon,” he said. “It will definitely be something that I’ll do at some point, but I still have a long ways to go on the track and I want to keep focusing on doing that moving forward in the present.”

Rupp went on to say that he and his coach, Alberto Salazar hasn’t spoken to him about the marathon at all and that the half marathon was “literally the first time we’ve ever talked about doing something longer and on the roads.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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