Galen Rupp Has Virus And Is Cancelling Indoor Season, Including Rematch Vs. Levins At Millrose

February 7, 2015

We received the following email from Galen Rupp’s agent, Ricky Simms, stating that Galen Rupp will not run again this indoor season and will miss next weekend’s Millrose Games because of a virus.

Rupp was expected to race the 5,000m at Millrose and take on training partner Cam Levins, who upset Rupp last weekend in the 2-mile at the Armory. Rupp was going to conclude his indoor season in Birmingham, England the week after that.

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Email from Simms:

Dear Friends,

Olympic Games 10,000m silver medallist Galen Rupp has decided to cancel his participation in next weeks Millrose Games 5000m due to illness.  He will take a short break to recover and then start preparations for the outdoor season.

Statement from Galen –

“I am disappointed to have to miss the Millrose Games due to an untimely illness.  My training has gone very well this winter but the last 4-5 weeks I have not felt like myself.  I had some tests done last week which confirmed that I was fighting a virus and will need to take some time off to recover.  Despite backing off significantly in my training the past week I have not been getting better and will not be competing in any more races this indoor season. I will take a break now to fully recover before getting ready for the outdoor season and the IAAF World T&F Championships in Beijing in August.”

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Galen holds the American Indoor Records in the 3000m, 2 miles and 5000m.  Last year he placed 4th in the IAAF World Indoor T&F Championships before going on to break the American 10,000m Record at the Prefontaine Classic.  He ended the 2014 season ranked No.1 in the world in the 10,000m.  For further information please visit


Ricky Simms

PACE Sports Management

More: What A Day For Cam Levins: 3:54 Dominant Mile Win And Then 30 Minutes Later He Takes Down Rupp In 2-Mile

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