Alan Webb on the Marathon and Other Matters
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
Alan Webb, 29, is the American record holder in the Mile (3:46.91), a winner of the 1500 at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, and a two-time World Championships finalist in the 1500; his highest showing was eighth place in 2007. He's been the USA 1500 meter champion three times. His strongest performance at longer racing was a 27:34 for 10,000 meters in 2006. More recently, his racing performances have slipped in quality, and he was last in his 5000 meter heat at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. He's made subsequent sojourns on the roads, winning a low-key 5K in Virginia and placing 11th in the USA 5K in 14:13 and 28th in the USA 10 Mile in Minnesota on October 7 in 49:23. He's doing the Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York on November 3.
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