Interviews With Galen Rupp And Alberto Salazar After Rupp’s American Indoor Two-Mile Record Run Of 8:07.41 In Boston

January 25, 2014

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Rupp admitted he was out a little over his head today with the early WR pace, but happy to hold on and still get the American record. He finished up the day with 5 mile repeats afterwards (the last one apparently in 4:01.6) and says he’s looking forward to taking a shot at the mile record later this season even though that distance is a little out of his comfort zone. He also gave credit to the great pacing job by today’s rabbits.

A few highlights from Rupp:

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“I’m pretty tired right now but I’m very happy.

I thought I had a shot to run for the world record. That definitely was our goal coming in, but I’m very happy to get the American record. It’s very special. It’s fun to have everything from 3k up (indoors) to kind of unify it I guess.”

The pacers were great – they did a great job.It might have just been a little bit too ambitious for where I am at right now. I was just happy to hold on. I was starting to tie up definitely at a mile and a half so I just tried to stay myself, ‘Stay calm, stay relaxed, hold my form and make sure I finish strong.'”

Alberto On Rupp’s Record Run

Salazar said the pacing was perfect through the mile as they were right where they wanted. He’s excited for the mile AR attempt in 3-weeks as Rupp will be more rested and today he was still a bit tired going into the 5000 and 2-mile record attempts.

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