probably the biggest TAF rivalry in recent years. And even if it isn’t, I am the moderator and what I says goes. With that being said, lets loook at some facts…
has the 10,000m AR of 26:59.60.
Rupp is the current
KING AR holder of the 10,000, 26:48.o0
Since I don’t
have time want to do head-to-head comparisons, lets compare stats:
3:39.14 (Rupp) 3:35.89 (Solinsky)
3:57.72 (Rupp) 3:54.10 (Solinsky)
7:43.24 (Rupp) 7:34.32 (Solinsky)
13:06.86 (Rupp) 12:55.53 (Solinsky)
26:48.00 (Rupp) 26:59.60 (Solinsky)
Now I am no genious, but it seems to me that the longer the distance, the better chance Rupp has. So probably anything 10K and up is all Rupp and 9999m and below is all Solinsky. But it is said that Rupp can run a 10.9 100m, so maybe if he would man up, he could do a bit better in the shorter distances.
In comparison, Solinsky > Rupp. But Rupp currently holds two AR’s to Solinsky’s
one zero. Also, Solinsky is recovering from hamstring surgery which will probably keep him from ever reaching the heights that he has once reached. (I hope he does though because American Distance Running is getting very interesting)
Final Verdict: Rupp > Solinsky. You can’t fvck with AR’s.
- AR- American Record.
* shoutout to EatRunSwag for coining the term Peter Pan. some LetsRun poster for calling Solinsky a Cheese (he is from Wisconsin) Steak (he is a very hearty size, for a distance runner).