Galen Rupp

Rupp gets bronze, but silver medalist gets all the attention in marathon

Rupp gets bronze, but silver medalist gets all the attention in marathon

The beginning of Galen Rupp’s Olympic marathon career — opening with a bronze-medal performance — collided with the conclusion of Meb Keflezighi’s on Sunday.  

The 30-year-old Rupp, competing in just his second marathon, took third behind Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia. Rupp ran a personal-best 2 hours 10 minutes 5 seconds, finishing 1 minute 21 seconds behind Kipchoge and 11 seconds back of Lilesa.

American Jared Ward was sixth in 2:11.30, a personal best, and Keflezighi, who said he had to stop seven times along the way due to discomfort, placed 33rd in 2:16.46.

It was how Keflezighi finished that will...

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