High Hopes For U.S. Distance Olympians

Galen Rupp's first race will be the 10,000m on Saturday night, where he is hoping to earn his first Olympic medal. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Men’s 10,000m

(27:45.00 / 28:05.00) – Final, Saturday, August 4
Olympic Record (27:01.17), Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 2008
World Record (26:17.53), Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 2005
U.S. Record (26:48.00), Galen Rupp, 2011

Last American gold medal (Billy Mills, Tokyo 1964)
Last American medal (gold, Billy Mills, Tokyo 1964)
TOTAL MEDALS = 2 (1 gold and 1 silver)

* Galen Rupp (Portland, OR), 2012 Olympic Trials champion; U.S record holder (26:48.00 – 2011)
* Matt Tegenkamp (Portland, OR), two-time Olympic team member
* Dathan Ritzenhein (Portland, OR), three-time Olympic team member

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