Galen Rupp Breaks American Indoor 5,000 Record – Runs 13:01.26 In Boston
January 16, 2014 to February 08, 2014
Lopez Lomong‘s American record didn’t even last 365 days. Rupp took the lead with 1,600 to go and shattered Lomong’s mark as his old college rival Sam Chelanga ran 13:04.35 and Cam Levins got the Canadian record of 13:19.16. Mary Cain and Treniere Moser were nowhere near Jen Toomey‘s American record but Cain did get a new world junior mark.
Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record Of 13:19.16
January 16, 2014
Galen Rupp shattered Lopez Lomong‘s American indoor 5,000 record tonight at Boston University. Rupp took the lead with a mile to go and ran 13:01.26 to break Lomong’s 13:07.00 American record.
Rupp’s former college rival Sam Chelanga was second in a new personal best of 13:04.35 (previous PR of 13:09.67). Rupp’s Nike Oregon Project teammate Cam Levins, who led the race for roughly 800 after the rabbit stopped at 2,600 meters, ended up third in a new Canadian record of 13:19.16, shattering Jason Bunston‘s Canadian record of 13:25.87 from 1997.
in a new Cape Verde Islands national record of 13:39.26 was former UMass – Lowell runner Ruben Sanca. Sanca had the biggest personal best of anyone in the field as the previous national record was his own at 13:56.46. Update: Sanca was lapped twice and his time has been adjusted to 14:14.79.
Rupp went roughly 4:14-4:12-4:04-30.36 for the first three 1,600s and the last 200-meter lap.
The official results from Lancer Timing were as follows:
Lancer Timing Services - Contractor License 2013-14 BU Limited Open - 1/16/2014 Boston University - Boston, MA
NEW AMERICAN INDOOR RECORD
Event 35 Men 5000 Meter Run ================================================================ BU Record: M 13:37.32 3/3/2007 Josh McDougal, Liberty Uni American: A 13:07.00 Lopez Lomong, Nike Name Year Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Rupp, Galen Nike Oregon Project 13:01.26A 2 Chelanga, Sam Nike 13:04.35A 3 Levins, Cam Nike Oregon Project 13:19.16M 4 Sanca, Ruben Whirlaway Racing 14:14.79 5 Karwoski, Nick Whirlaway Racing 14:17.80 6 Davies, Jack Unattached 14:59.35 -- Gilland, Taylor Boston Sharks DNF -- Peters, Rich Boston U. DNF
For your convenience we’ve embedded a post-race interview with Rupp on the right, “I was a little nervous coming in because my first race has always been a little sub-par” and a post-race interview with coach Alberto Salazar below, but all of our post-race coverage and analysis is here.
The race before the 5,000 was an American record attempt in the women’s 1,000. However, Nike Oregon Project team members Mary Cain and Treniere Moser ended up nowhere near Jen Toomey‘s American record of 2:34.19. Mary Cain did end up with a new junior indoor world record of 2:39.25 (outdoor record is 2:35.4).
David Monti states that Cain “now holds USA junior indoor records for 1,000m, 1,500m (4:11.72), mile (4:28.25), 3,000m (9:04.51), and two miles (9:38.68). Should she break 2:01.8 for 800m later this indoor season – she is running that event at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 – she will have all the American indoor junior records from 800m to two miles.”
Former Penn State runner Fawn Dorr rabbitted way too slow (30.41, 63.91, 1:36.20) but Moser and Cain’s last 400 leader-to-leader (Cain was in second with 400 to go) was just 63.05 – slower than the 61.76 pace that Toomey averaged for the whole race from the start.
Women's 1,000 Results 1 Cain, Mary Nike Oregon Project 2:39.25M 2 Clement, Treniere Nike Oregon Project 2:39.32M 3 Bolduc, Emma Sacred Heart 2:59.86 4 Tagoai, Ashli Boston U. 3:00.37 5 Judge, Karie Umass Lowell 3:01.21 6 Hahne, Jennifer Sacred Heart 3:03.96 -- Dorr, Fawn Brooks DNF
Do you want our analysis of these races?
Our “5 Quick Takes” comes as a separate piece today: 5 Thoughts After Galen Rupp’s American 5,000 Record And Mary Cain’s World Indoor 1,000 Junior Record
Photos Gallery Here (100+ Photos): Rupp and Salazar were all smiles after this one.