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News flash: Apparently the United States actually has some decent distance runners. For the first time in years it seems as if the Kenyans and Ethiopians didn’t dominate the event.
I hate watching the longer races because first they’re really long…that’s 30 minutes of my life we’re talking about. Second, usually the U.S. never places.
But this Olympics, Galen Rupp showed that the U.S. has a new Steve Prefontaine in town. Rupp finished second, just behind his training partner from Great Britain Mo Farah, with times of 27:30.9 and 27:30.42, respectively.
Rupp’s silver medal is the first medal in the 10,000-meter by an American in the Olympics since Billy Mills’ gold in 1964