Olympic Athlete Spotlight: Galen Rupp (USA)

  • Galen Rupp won the bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.
  • Rupp is a +1000 underdog to win the Olympic marathon.

TOKYOGalen Rupp will be representing the United States of America in the Olympics as a participant in the Marathon. Galen Rupp is a 35-year-old long-distance runner from Portland, Oregon, and a graduate of the University of Oregon.

Rupp has been a credentialed runner since his high school days as he holds American records at each of the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Online sportsbooks acknowledge his accomplishments, but give him an outside shot at winning the Marathon in the upcoming Olympics.

Rupp Marathon Odds

  • Galen Rupp +1000
  • Eliud Kipchoge -200

This will be Rupp’s fourth time representing the United States in the Olympics having previously won silver in the 2012 10,000m and bronze in the 2016 marathon.

To get there, Rupp also won both marathon qualifiers in 2016 and 2020.

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Notably, sports betting sites don’t have a full field listed for the event but have Rupp as a sizable underdog against the 2016 marathon champion, Eliud Kipchoge. These odds are sure to change as the field is finalized and sportsbooks list all of the Olympic betting options, but don’t expect to see Kipchoge receive much longer odds than what’s already listed.

The men’s marathon is expected to take place on August 8, two weeks after the Olympics Opening Ceremony date. After that, marathon betting fans can watch Rupp head the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in early October.