Galen Rupp

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Portland, USA

  • Birthdate:

    May 8, 1986

  • Event:

    middle-distance, long-distance, marathon

  • Personal Best:

    1500 meters: 3:34.15

    5000 meters: 12:58.90

    10000 meters: 26:44.36

    Marathon: 2:11:13

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Victory

  • Residence:

    Portland, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning silver in the 10000 meters at the 2012 Summer Games.

Galen Says

My personal mantra is...

Always do the right thing, whether it means never taking shortcuts, being honest or having integrity.

I’m inspired by...

my coach, Alberto Salazar. I love his intensity and passion for excellence.

I relax by...

spending time with my wife and kids.

I want my legacy to be...

that I was a hard worker and played a part in the resurgence of American long-distance running.

On my day off...

I watch Oregon football games, play video games and hang out with my buddies.

My favorite meal is...

waffles and chicken, or dumplings.

In my bag...

I always have Nike Air Zoom Structures, Nike Dri-FIT tops, tights, sweats and a clean pair of Air Jordans.

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