Disappointment for former Oregon Project athletes at Chicago Marathon

Neither Galen Rupp or Jordan Hasay finished Sunday's Chicago Marathon

October 13th, 2019 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay had disappointing days at the 2019 Chicago Marathon today. The former Nike Oregon Project athletes were both looking to run American records, and both came up short.

Galen Rupp
Photo: Stephanie Yao Long | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Hasay only clocked a 5K split of 22:20 and didn’t record anything after. It’s unknown why the runner didn’t finish. In the men’s race, Rupp was in contention until about seven kilometres to go, when he dropped from the race. He’s currently receiving medical attention.

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Both runners are dealing with the recent dissolution of their training group, the Nike Oregon Project. Nike announced that they would be “winding the group down” on Thursday afternoon.

Chicago Marathon
Photo: Chicago Marathon.

This comes as a result of the US Anti-Doping Agency ban of head coach Alberto Salazar last week for four years following a years-long investigation and secret arbitration case. The details appear in a BBC report by journalist Mark Daly and a statement by USADA outlining the specific charges, which include trafficking in testosterone (a banned substance), illegal methods and evidence-tampering at the NOP’s Beaverton, Oregon headquarters. Salazar is former coach to Mo Farah and Kara Goucher and the newly-crowned 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan, among others.

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