Rupp 8th in men’s marathon to close out Olympic Games

Rupp 8th in men’s marathon to close out Olympic Games

Sapporo, Japan

  • Humid conditions that caused more than a quarter of the starters to eventually drop out couldn’t hold back the world’s best marathoners in the closing event of the Olympic Games as Olympic medalist Galen Rupp ran a spirited race to claim eighth as the top American finisher, behind Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge in first. Jake Riley finished 29th in 2:16:26, and Abdi Abdirahman completed the race in 2:18:27 for 41st.
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