Rupp sets new American 5k record

Galen Rupp Breaks American Indoor 5,000 Record – Runs 13:01.26 In Boston

Cam Levins Sets New Canadian Record Of 13:19.16

January 16, 2014
Galen Rupp has shattered Lopez Lomong‘s American indoor 5,000 record tonight at Boston University. Rupp took the lead with a mile to go and ran 13:01.26 to break Lomong’s 13:07.00 American record.
Rupp’s former college rival Sam Chelanga was second in a new personal best of 13:04.35 (previous PR of 13:09.67). Rupp’s Nike Oregon Project teammate Cam Levins, who led the race for roughly 800 after the rabbit stopped at 2,600 meters, ended up third in a new Canadian record of 13:19.16, shattering Jason Bunston‘s Canadian record of 13:25.87 from 1997.
We’ll have more later, but Rupp went roughly 4:14-4:12-4:04-30.36 for the first three 1,600s and the last 200-meter lap.
The official results from Lancer Timing were as follows:
Event 35  Men 5000 M Run
   BU Record: M 13:37.32  3/3/2007    Josh McDougal, Liberty Uni
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals 
  1 Rupp, Galen                  Nike Oregon Project   13:01.26M
  2 Chelanga, Sam                Nike                  13:04.35M
  3 Levins, Cam                  Nike Oregon Project   13:19.16M
  4 Sanca, Ruben                 Whirlaway Racing      13:39.26 
  5 Karwoski, Nick               Whirlaway Racing      13:42.41 
  6 Davies, Jack                 Unattached            14:59.35 
 -- Gilland, Taylor              Boston Sharks              DNF 
 -- Peters, Rich                 Boston U.                  DNF
Galen Rupp one lap from glory
Galen Rupp one lap from glory.
The race before the 5,000 was an American record attempt in the women’s 1,000. However, Nike Oregon Project team members Mary Cain and Treniere Moser ended up nowhere near Jen Toomey‘s American record of 2:34.19. Mary Cain did end up with a new junior indoor world record of 2:39.25 (outdoor record is 2:35.4).
Women's 1000 Results                                                        
  1 Cain, Mary                   Nike Oregon Project    2:39.25M   
  2 Clement, Treniere            Nike Oregon Project    2:39.32M   
  3 Bolduc, Emma                 Sacred Heart           2:59.86    
  4 Tagoai, Ashli                Boston U.              3:00.37    
  5 Judge, Karie                 Umass Lowell           3:01.21    
  6 Hahne, Jennifer              Sacred Heart           3:03.96    
 -- Dorr, Fawn                   Brooks                     DNF