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Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp to compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials


PORTLAND -- Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp has declared his intent to enter the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

Rupp (Portland, Oregon), a two-time Olympian in the 10,000 meters, will compete in his first full marathon in the City of Angels. Rupp has competed in two half marathons in his career, finishing the New York City Half Marathon in 1:00:30 in 2011 and completing December’s Portland Holiday Half Marathon in 1:01:20 in 2015.

USATF.TV sat down exclusively with Galen to chat about his first marathon, how his training has changed, turning 30, his desire to compete at both USATF Indoors and World Indoors, the upcoming Super Bowl and more, viewable here.

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon will air live on NBC for the first time in U.S. Olympic Team Trials history. Both men’s and women’s marathons will be televised live nationally. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will also live stream the coverage.

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