Galen Rupp Will Not Try and Break the World or American Record in the Mile Next Weekend

Rupp’s world record attempt is off and instead his focus is on competing well in the mile this weekend in Boston.

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by: LetsRun.com
February 3, 2014

Galen Rupp will no longer attempt to break the world or American record in the mile February 15th at a collegiate meet at Boston University.

Instead Rupp will run the mile this Saturday on national television at the New Balance Indoor Games in Boston and then prepare for the US Championships two weeks later in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Rupp’s agent Ricky Simms confirmed to LRC that the world record attempt is off next week writing: “The aim for this weekend is primarily to race well and compete.  He will not race on the 15th but instead prepare for USATF Champs and World Indoors.  He is in good shape and can do very well in Sopot if he gets it right.”

Sopot Poland is where the World Championships are.

Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar Before His 5000m Record (click for photo gallery)

Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar Before His 5000m Record (click for photo gallery)

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