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The Greatest Duck Ever?

UO track and field phenom Galen Rupp just finished up his collegiate career in a big way, taking first in the 10,00o at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. It’s hard to really get a handle on his mountain of wins, records and assorted achievements, but here’s the highlights:

  • 2008 Olympian and fastest non-African in the 10,000
  • 2009 U.S. champion in the 10k
  • Currently holds the American indoor record in the 5,000 and collegiate records in the outdoor 10k (fastest American-born) and indoor 3k
  • Three-time consecutive U.S. national team member
  • Only person in NCAA history to win the 3k, 5k and distance medley in a championship. If Rupp had entered the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships as a one-man team, he would have taken 10th.
  • Overall, six NCAA distance titles in the 2008-2009 season – first in cross country; first in the indoor 3k, 5k and DMR; and first in the outdoor 5k and 10k.
  • Ran anchor leg on the Ducks’ record-breaking 4xmile relay team.
  • You might as well throw in a handful of Pac-10 championships, as well as nine time All-American and NCAA Division I Men’s Track Athlete of the year.

Rupp is the most decorated Duck in school history. Of course, this begs the question: Better than Pre? When I get the time and the gumption, I’ll stack them up against each other.

(The ODE also has a list of Rupp’s stats.)

  1. Timothy says:

    Clearly AssQuack is the greatest duck ever.

  2. TGH says:

    You can

  3. nike urbanism duk says:

    Pre used to smoke cigarettes in local bars around Eugene. Rupp hangs out in altitude chambers. Pre was a “mans man”. There is no comparison. Rupp is a pup.

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