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Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg win U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Galen Rupp, Amy Cragg win U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Galen Rupp made his first marathon a special one Saturday, racing away from three-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi over the final four miles to win the hottest U.S. Olympic trials race in history in 2 hours 11 minutes 12 seconds.

Kelfezighi hung on for second in 2:12:20.

And Rupp, the silver medalist at 10,000 meters in the 2012 London Olympics, did it in style, covering the two miles between the 21st and 23rd in 9:43 to dump Kelfezighi and become just the second American to win an Olympic trials in his first marathon. Steeplechaser George Young was the first, winning the 1968 race at altitude in 2:30:48.

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