Three-time Olympian at 10,000 meters. First and only American male to win the World Cross Country championship in 1980. Won it twice.
Rudy Chapa and Alberto Salazar. Oregon 1978.
Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele at 2005 World Cross country, 12k.
Jeff Nelson "79"
High School record holder from Burbank - 8:36.3 Two Miles.
Reigned 29 years.
5/7/05 - Galen Rupp smashes the American 10k Jr. record with 28:15.51 at the Oregon Twilight meet. 17 seconds better than Rudy Chapa's much heralded record set in 1976.
Rudy Chapa (L - Hammond High) enroute to 28:32.7 10k.
Still the prep record.
May 25, 1978, Thurs, Philips 'Night Of Athletics' meeting @ Crystal Palace, London.
Henry Rono (WSU) wins the 3000 meters in 7:43.84.
World Athletics Champs_2003_5,000 m Kenyan teenager (18-yrs) Eliud Kipchoge denies Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele, dipping to win by just four hundredths of a second from El Guerrouj. Winning time: 12mins 52.79secs.