Only two spots available for the 3000m, and I highly doubt he'll be able to beat Hill, True, Jenkins, Lagat, et al, to say nothing of the 1500 runners who might double or move up (Geohegan?). People keep saying that he shouldn't run the marathon trials because it will negatively affect his preparation for world indoors in Portland, but he probably won't even make the team!
Let me for the first time in my life lead the Rupp bandwagon. Let's see here.
Head to head lifetime.
Rupp 13. True 2.
Rupp 9. Hill 2.
Rupp 2. Jenkins 0.
Now, I know Rupp has a bad lifetime record against Lagat but Lagat is now 41. Look at their record since Lagat turned 40.
Rupp 2. Lagat 0.
And I'm not going to insult Galen Rupp by even looking up a head to head record of Rupp versus Will Geohegan. That's laughable.
Rupp also has better 1500 pbs than Hill, True, Jenkins and Lagat (post 40). Same thing is true for 3000.
If Rupp wants to make the team, he'll be on it.
A source told me Rupp would run the marathon Trials and World indoors. Now that would impress me. Rupp might lose to the guys at USAs if he's coming back from the marathon Trials. Otherwise, he's going to be top 2.