Lap 1: McGrath and Kiptoo-Biwot (Oregon) pacing, 1:02.6 first lap. 5m lead over rest of field.
Lap 2: Aish (Nike) in 3rd behind the leading pace setters. 1:07.0 split as the field begins to catch the pacers.
Lap 3: Field strung out behind the rabbits. McGrath drops out as Kiptoo-Biwot splits at 1:05.7
Lap 4: Kiptoo-Biwot followed by Aish and Riley (Nike). Runners single file.
Lap 5: 1:04.0 split for Kiptoo-Biwot, 4:19 mile.
Lap 6: 5:25 2,00 meters. 1:05.3 split for Kiptoo-Biwot with a 5m lead. Rest of field reluctant to follow pace.
Lap 7: Riley moves up to second, Kiptoo drops off at 1:07 split. Riley takes over the lead followed by Omori (Shikoku), Solinsky (Wisconsin) and Rupp (Oregon)
Lap 8: 1:06 split for Riley. Nine runners in lead pack.
Lap 9: 8:47 2 mile 1:08.1 split for Riley, lead pack still bunched behind Riley. Asmerom (Unatt.) moves to lead, followed by Rupp.
Lap 10: 1:07.1 split for Asmerom and Rupp, leading the pack. Pack has a 15m lead over rest of field. Rupp takes over lead, followed by Omori. Solinsky passes Omori for second.
Lap 11: 1:02.9 split for Rupp as he and Solinsky break away from the pack. Rupp and Solinsky take a 5m lead over Aish with 2 laps to go. Solinsky moves to the lead on the backstretch.
Lap 12: 1:01.1 split as Solinsky and Rupp break away from the field approaching the bell. 12:28 at the bell for Solinsky, who begins to pull away from Rupp. Solinsky and Rupp down the straight away. Photo finish as Rupp passes Solinsky, who falls forward at the line. Rupp breaks a three-year-old personal best (13:30.49). Solinsky second with 13:30.54. Both are Olympic Trials ‘A’ Qualifying standards. Asmerom in third (13:34.23) and Graham (OTC) 4th in 13:34.43 also both Olympic trials standard.