After his bronze medal, Rupp noted that he might have found a new favorite event.
“My training has gone great for the marathon. I was watching ‘Happy Gilmore’ the other day, and you know he fights being a golfer for a while, saying he’s a hockey player, and I fought being a marathoner and wanted to be on the track,” he told NBC. “Maybe this is my best event.”
Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia finished second.