Olympic runners-up Rupp, Keflezighi reach Rio


LOS ANGELES: London Olympic 10,000-meter runner-up Galen Rupp won his marathon debut on Sunday to book a Rio Olympics berth while 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi qualified for his fourth Olympic trip. Rupp won the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles in an unofficial time of 2hrs 11mins 13secs, becoming the first American since 1968 to qualify for the Olympics in his debut at the 26.2-mile distance. Eritrean-born Keflezighi, the 2004 Athens Olympic silver medalist who turns 41 in May, was second in 2:12:21 with Jared Ward third in 2:13:00 to qualify for his first Olympics.



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