Galen Rupp Breaks American Indoor 5,000 Record – Runs 13:01.26 In Boston

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.

Finishing 4th 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
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 
  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

Galen Rupp 13:01.26 Fist Pump Galen Rupp 13:01.26 Fist Pump

*Live Thread on race as it went down here

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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.

Women’s 1,000:

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

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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

Message Board Discussions: 2014 N.O.P. Women’s 1k – Men’s 5k AR Attempt Live Coverage Thread
*Galen MF Rupp 13:01.26!!!!!!!!
*My wife is going to have a baby within 2 hours, should we name it Galen??

Photos Gallery Here (100+ Photos): Rupp and Salazar were all smiles after this one.

Galen Rupp 13:01.26 Fist Pump Galen Rupp 13:01.26 Fist Pump
Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar Before His 5000m Record Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar Before His 5000m Record
Galen Rupp A Blur Galen Rupp A Blur


Galen Rupp Celebrates With the Fans Galen Rupp Celebrates With the Fans


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