Name: Galen Rupp
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
Height: 5-11
Weight: 135
DOB: 5/8/1986
Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Central Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.) '04
College: University of Oregon '09, Business
Team/Club: Nike Oregon Project
Coach(es): Alberto Salazar
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (silver, bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th (10,000m); bronze (marathon)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver (10,000m); 7th (5,000m)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 13th (10,000m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 5th (5,000m, 10,000m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009 (10,000m); 2011 (5,000m, 10,000m); 2013 (5,000m, 10,000m); 2015 (5,000m, 10,000m, 5,000m); Indoor – 2010 (3,000m); 2014 (3,000m)
  • Top finish: 4th (10,000m) – 2013
Other Career Highlights
  • Three-time member of Team USA for World Outdoor Championships
  • Five-time USA Outdoor 10,000m champion
  • 2012 Olympic Games, silver medal in the 10,000m, 7th place in 5,000m
  • 2009 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m (14:04.12) and 10,000m (28:21.45)
  • Two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
  • 2008 Olympic Games, 13th in 10,000m
  • 2007 USA Outdoors 10,000m runner-up
  • 2005 USA Junior cross country champion (25:13)
  • 2004 National High School Athlete of the Year
Personal: Son of Gregory and Jamie Rup...Has one brother, Colin...Married to Even Keara Rupp...Seven-time NCAA All-American (twice outdoors, four indoors and once in cross-country) in 2007...Won the inaugural Bowerman Award, given to the men’s and women’s national track and field athlete of the year...Won five NCAA titles as a senior at the University of Oregon.