June 25, 2015
EUGENE, Ore. — Shortly after winning his seventh consecutive 10,000 meter title at the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships on Thursday night, Galen Rupp spoke before the for the first time since the BBC/ProPublica report focused on him and coach Alberto Salazar was released on June 3.
It was a total media scrum as evidenced by this picture by Chris Chavez BEFORE Rupp even appeared:
— Chris Chavez (@Chris_J_Chavez) June 26, 2015
Tim Layden has a tremendous piece on Rupp and Salazar in Sports Illustrated here. Tim writes, “Three times he (Galen) said some version of, “I stand behind [either Salazar or Salazar’s statement] 100 percent.” Three times he said some version of, “I believe in a clean sport.” Three times he said some version of, “I’m not gonna lie, it’s been hard.””
Rupp post race: 3 “I stand behind [Salazar] 100 pct.'' 3 “I believe in a clean sport.'' 3 I'm not gonna lie, it's been hard.'' Coaching.
— Tim Layden (@SITimLayden) June 26, 2015
Watch the full interview below:
(Editor’s note: If you found this article to be interesting, you’ll also likely enjoy: LRC Steve Magness Issues Passionate Rebuttal To Alberto Salazar’s Open Letter:“(Salazar’s) statements actually confirm what I witnessed and what I told to the BBC/ProPublica reporters in their documentary last month”)
Rupp also spoke briefly to a TV reporter afterwards (non doping questions)
We asked Rupp if he would be able to answer a few more questions but he did not respond and walked out of the mixed zone.
“See ya,” added Rupp’s agent, Ricky Simms.
Full interaction in 1 video from a different angle:
Galen Rupp Award Stand interview with Dan O’Brien:
Ben True Addressed the Scandal in His Post Race Comments:
And Chris Derrick Discussed What Supplements He Is On
Messageboard thread: Watch Rupp’s Post-Race Interview Here