• Rupp Sets Americsn 5000m Record

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The London Olympics 10000m silver medallist, Galen Rupp, set a new American record over 5000m distance last night at the Boston University Multi-Team meet.

Rupp last night recorded a magnificent 13:01.26 also setting the 8th fastest time in history. Rupp previously held the American 5k record until last year when fellow American, Bernard Lagat, broke his record in Milrose Games.

5000m Results

 1 Rupp, Galen                  Nike Oregon Project   13:01.26A
  2 Chelanga, Sam                Nike                  13:04.35A
  3 Levins, Cam                  Nike Oregon Project   13:19.16M
  4 Sanca, Ruben                 Whirlaway Racing      14:14.79
  5 Karwoski, Nick               Whirlaway Racing      14:17.80
  6 Davies, Jack                 Unattached            14:59.35
 -- Gilland, Taylor              Boston Sharks              DNF
 -- Peters, Rich                 Boston U.                  DNF 

 

All time top 10 Indoor 5000m performances

1  12:49.60   Kenenisa Bekele      ETH   13.06.82  1 Birmingham  20.02.2004
2  12:50.38   Haile Gebrselassie   ETH   18.04.73  1 Birmingham  14.02.1999
3  12:51.48   Daniel Komen         KEN   17.05.76  1 Stockholm   19.02.1998
4  12:53.29   Isiah Koech          KEN   19.12.93  1 Düsseldorf  11.02.2011
5  12:55.72   Eliud Kipchoge       KEN   05.11.84  2 Düsseldorf  11.02.2011
6  12:58.67   Thomas Longosiwa     KEN   14.01.82  1 Düsseldorf  10.02.2012
7  12:59.04   Haile Gebrselassie   ETH   18.04.73  1 Stockholm   20.02.1997
8  13:01.26   Galen Rupp           USA   08.05.86  1 Boston      16.01.2014
9  13:02.36   Isiah Koech          KEN   19.12.93  2 Düsseldorf  10.02.2012
10 13:02.69   Paul Kipsiele Koech  KEN   10.11.81  3 Düsseldorf  10.02.2012
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