I know what I wrote jackhole. Rupp’s overall consistency, range, and discipline has allowed himself to compete at championships at the high school, collegiate, national, and international level. The same cannot be said about Solinsky. When I think of Rupp, I think of the championship mentality. Rupp is a little over a year younger than Solinsky and is one of the best marathoners in the world. Solinsky has been retired for 5 years. That’s the difference. Rupp has been remarkably consistent over his career. He came back from an injury and still dominated the US trials. The amount of hate for Galen Rupp on this site and in general is revolting. He is the best American distance runner of all time. This site and its posters have done a full character assassination on Rupp, while sycophantically praising Solinsky for being the first non-African under 27. Do you know that the WR at the time was 42 seconds faster that what he ran? Rupp is still top 15 all time at the 10k. I’m done with this crap.