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.
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.