Galen Rupp to Run Prague Marathon on May 6

By Jonathan Gault
April 24, 2018

American Galen Rupp will run the 2018 Volkswagen Prague Marathon on May 6, race organizers confirmed today to Rupp dropped out of the Boston Marathon — which was held just 20 days before Prague — just before 20 miles due to breathing problems and hypothermia as a result of the cold, wet, and windy weather during the race.

The course record in Prague is Eliud Kiptanui‘s 2:05:39 from 2010 and the winning time has been under 2:09 in each of the past nine editions of the race. Rupp’s personal best is 2:09:20, which he ran to win the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in October. Before his DNF in Boston, Rupp had set a personal best in each of his first four career marathons.

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Hat tip to messageboard poster “juddy96,” who was the first to point out that Rupp was listed among the elite entries in the thread below.

MB: Galen Rupp listed on the entry list for Prague Marathon (May 6) + other elites

Galen RuppTop Men’s Entrants. Discuss in the thread above. (Rupp beat Lemma in Chicago last year)
1 Sisay Lemma ETH (2:04:08, Dubai 2018)
2 Stephen Kwelio Chemlany KEN (2:06:24, Seoul 2014)
3 Bazu Worku ETH (2:05:25, Berlin 2010)
4 Mekuant Ayenew ETH (2:09:00, Prague 2017)
5 Galen Rupp USA (2:09:20, Chicago 2017)
6 Suehiro Ishikawa JPN (2:09:10, Otsu 2013)
7 Duncan Maiyo KEN (2:09:25, Eindhoven 2016)
8 Yuma Hattori JPN (2:09:46, Tokyo 2017)
9 Afework Mesfin ETH (2:09:49, Dubai 2013)
11 Japhet Kosgei KEN (2:08:88, Kosice 2015)
12 Barselius Kipyego KEN (2:13:06, Ljubljana 2017)
14 Oleksandr Sitkovskyy UKR (2:09:11, Marrakech 2015)
15 Asefa Tefera ETH Debut?
16 Felix Kibitok KEN Debut
17 Belay Tilahun ETH Debut