Unfinished Business On The Track For Rupp

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 23, 2012
  • Updated Aug. 23, 2012 at 4:54 AM UTC
Galen Rupp says he wants to head back to the 10,000m at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Photo:

He isn’t quite ready for the Olympic marathon. 

Even though he has an Olympic silver medal, Galen Rupp of the United States says that he’s not done running around the rubberized oval.

“[Right now], the marathon really hasn’t crossed my mind too much. I know I’ll eventually run one for sure,” he said in a recent interview with

” I still feel like I’ve got unfinished business on the track and I’m not ready to move up to the marathon until I’ve accomplished everything I want to accomplish at 10,000 meters.”

Rupp, a former University of Oregon standout, is coached by legendary runner from the 1980s, Alberto Salazar, who won the New York City and Boston Marathons.

Rupp says he plans to run the same 10,000m distance at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in four years.

He will be 30 years old then.

“I think that [Salazar and I] have always followed a long-term plan and real gradual progression, so I think I still have at least four more good hears ahead of me on the track,” Rupp said.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at 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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