Ducks Invade London 2012: Galen Rupp, USA, 5,000 and 10,000 meter

Jun 28, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Galen Rupp takes a victory lap after winning the 5,000m in a meet record 13:22.67 during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Galen Rupp, pretty much a house-hold name in the state of Oregon for his record breaking runs while an Oregon Duck, qualified again for the USA Track & Field team for the 5,000 and 10,000 meter run. This is Rupp's second time participating in the Olympics after finishing 13th in the 10,000 meter at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (27:36.99), which is still an American record. In order to participate in the 2008 Olympics he redshirted the 2008 season meaning giving him an extra year of eligibility. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Oregon after first joining in 2004 as a recent graduate of Central Catholic High School. His final year of college, Rupp won the Bowerman Award, given to the college track athlete of the year. Galen Rupp is on fire entering the Olympics after beating Steve Prefontaine's 5000 meter record of 13:22.80 with a time of 13:22.67.

Congratulations Galen Rupp, and GO DUCKS!

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