Rupp commands the spotlight at Roma-Ostia half
Friday, 09 March 2018 07:22

Rupp commands the spotlight at Roma-Ostia half

Written by IAAF- Diego Sampaolo
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US long distance star Galen Rupp will be in the spotlight at the 44th edition of the Huawei Roma-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (11).

“I am very happy to run in Rome, I have heard great things about this race,” Rupp said. “My goal is to run a fast time in my preparation for the Boston Marathon.”



At the 2012 Olympic Games, Rupp won Olympic silver in the 10,000m behind his friend and former training partner Mo Farah and Olympic marathon bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He also finished second at the 2016 Boston Marathon in 2:09:58 and won the 2017 Chicago Marathon, becoming the first US runner since 1982 to take top honours in the windy city. He is also the national record holder in the 10,000m 26:44.36, in the 3000m indoors with 7:30.16, in the indoor 2 miles with 8:07.41 and in the 5000m indoors with 13:01.46.

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Images: 2016 Olympic Games