The half-marathon this weekend in Copenhagen which is being billed as a world record attempt on both the men's and women's sides will not include Galen Rupp anymore. He has pulled out of the race.
Alberto Stretti broke the news and writes, "Galen Rupp (Usa) is also cancelled from the roster. His manager told me about keep focused on preparation about Chicago Marathon."
Update on Tuesday. We received the following statement from Galen Rupp's agent Ricky Simms this morning.
"Galen has some soreness in his Achilles in Tilburg and decided it was better to return home to the US and continue training rather than stay in Europe (he had originally planned to stay in Europe between Tilburg and Copenhagen). Jordan was going to join him in Europe but will just run a hard effort in training at home instead."
Rupp will face his former training partner Mo Farah at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7th.