Father's Day: Two-time Olympian Galen Rupp's advice to his four children


American distance runner Galen Rupp has quite the track record. 

Olympic Experience

  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016); two-time Olympic medalist (silver, bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th (10,000m); bronze (marathon)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver (10,000m); 7th (5,000m)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 13th (10,000m)

World Championship Experience

  • Most recent: 2015 – 5th (5,000m, 10,000m)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2009 (10,000m); 2011 (5,000m, 10,000m); 2013 (5,000m, 10,000m); 2015 (5,000m, 10,000m, 5,000m); Indoor – 2010 (3,000m); 2014 (3,000m)
  • Top finish: 4th (10,000m) – 2013

The Portland, Oregon native and former Oregon track & field standout won five NCAA titles during his final season in Eugene, Oregon. 

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Now, as Rupp continues racing on the track on the big stage, he and his wife Even have entered another big stage in their lives: raising four children.

As a father, I hope I can inspire them to really go after their dreams and show them that if you really want to go after something, it takes a lot of hard work and discipline and hopefully when they’re older they can realize that more and more but I’ve always been one to try and lead by example. — Olympian Galen Rupp

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