Galen Rupp Post Race Interview After His 13:01.26 American Indoor 5000m Record

January 17, 2014

Post-race interview below with Galen Rupp after Rupp’s 13:01.26 American record shattering performance in Boston on Thursday.

Despite running so well, Rupp said he was nervous before the race, “I was a little nervous coming in because my first race has always been a little sub-par.” Rupp indicated he didn’t realize how close he was to 13:00 until the final straight.

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We’ve also got an interview with Rupp’s coach Alberto Salazar here.

Salazar said, “A fast time – an American record is great. We like to set records, but at the same time the most important thing is competing. The most important thing this year is to make the US World Championship team in Albuquerque which will be tough and then to do well in the Worlds at Poland. We’d rather not get any of these records and do well there.”

More: Alberto Salazar Interview here

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