Rupp returns to Hayward for the 40th Pre

Rupp returns to Hayward for the 40th Pre
United States' silver medal winner Galen Rupp celebrates with the American flag after the men's 10,000-meter race during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Galen Rupp returns home to Oregon for the 40th annual Prefontaine Classic.

He'll run in the 10,000 meters Friday night and has asked organizers for a fast pace, suggesting he'll take a shot at besting his mark of 26 minutes, 48 seconds.

The 10K is one of the highlights of the Pre, the third event on the IAAF Diamond League schedule.

Another is Saturday's 800 meters, which will feature world record holder and Olympic gold medalist David Rushida.

The Kenyan is making his debut at Hayward Field after pulling out of last year's Pre because of a knee injury that sidelined him for most of last year.

 

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