Yes he ran 2:09 finishing the race at 4:30 pace, but he ran most of it well over 2:10 pace beating guys who ran 2:10 or slower. He has never beaten someone who was running better than 2:10. Unless he gets out of his 2:10 rut, Galen "2:10" Rupp will never win Berlin or the Olympics because those are not 2:10 races.
He's basically a guy who believed in himself more than the other runners in the race today. He's basically a loved father with two beautiful children. He's basically a solid down-to-earth guy and you can't find any chinks in his armor. He's basically an NCAA champion, three-time Olympian, multi-American record holder, Olympic silver medalist, World bronze medalist and major marathon champion. He must be a rather significant figure if so many people talking about him.