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  • Rupp the Duck to Wade in the Waters a Few Weeks

    .... Finally getting some rest ... /705030352

  • #2
    I certainly can't take issue with the kid sitting after 15,000m of high-intensity racing the last two weeks, including Sunday's gem, but wasn't there a good deal of whinging from the UO alum camp during the Martin Smith years about top Duck runners from all specialties not competing in the vaunted Twilight Mile? Surely Smith also had his reasons if and when he held some of the top guys out of the race.


    • #3
      Good article on Rupp today (friday).

      The success comes as a relief for an athlete who has overcome hypothyroidism, constant scrutiny over his relationship with coach and mentor Alberto Salazar, and his own harsh self-criticism.

      But it also forces him to make a decision that only a handful of elite college runners ever face: Should he stay in school or go pro?

      In order to keep up with training expenses, Rupp's parents took out a second mortgage on their house. Today, the Rupps are $45,000 in debt and facing hefty tuition bills for his younger brother, Colin, a freshman at University of Portland, and the cost of Galen's summer races in Europe.

      "I'm thankful for everything they've done for me," Galen Rupp said.
      "Financially it has been difficult," said Greg Rupp, who works as a respiratory therapist at Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center. "We'll do whatever we can to support (Galen) and his brother. We can swing it, as long as we cut corners along the way."
      Salazar said Rupp had an offer to go pro after high school that would have paid him $100,000 a year.

      "He's given up lots of money to compete in the NCAA," Salazar said. "And in the meantime, his parents are impoverished."

      Greg Rupp said the family will manage to get the bills paid. Jamie Rupp, Galen's mother, is the neonatal intensive care manager at Emanuel.

      "We can get by another year or two," Greg Rupp said.


      • #4
        Reborn UO gears up for Pac-10s ... 4376799400

        “We’ll put a great deal of emphasis on the conference meet, but we’re not going to double and triple up the kids,” Lananna says. “We want to be able to get some things done at the end of the season. We’ll do what we can without abusing them.”

        Lananna might want to check with his runners first.

        “I’m prepared to double (in the 5,000 and 10,000),” says Rupp, who will sit out Saturday’s UO Twilight Meet at Hayward. “We’re going to need all the points we can get.”

        “I’ll probably end up doubling in the 1,500 and 5,000,” Acosta says. “We want to score over 100 points. Anything to help the team.”