Mile News Tagged Alan Webb

Alan Webb on the Marathon and Other Matters

October 25, 2012

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...

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The Next Chapter: Alan Webb

October 22, 2012

By Doug Binder, Armory Track

As Alan Webb drove into the teeth of a North Dakota rainstorm last Wednesday night, the U.S. record holder in the Mile was looking forward to new horizons on his latest trek west.

Webb is a new father and has set his sights on new goals. For more than a decade he...

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Alan Webb Is Moving, But Where?

September 24, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Is American Mile record holder Alan Webb going to end up in Portland, Oregon? Piecing together what information we do we have -- we haven't gotten responses from Webb or from his agent Ray Flynn, but will update if we do -- the answer is looking more and more...

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How the Internet Helped Build Better Olympic Runners

August 03, 2012

By Jason Paur, Wired

When Jenny Simpson won the 1500 meter race at the World Championships last year, even she looked surprised. She’d surged from the back of the pack with one lap left and became the first American woman since 1983 to take the “metric Mile” title. She’ll be racing in London as...

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Back to Brasschaat - The five year anniversary of Alan Webb’s American record

July 21, 2012

By Kevin Liao, Flotrack

Five years ago today, Alan Webb shattered the U.S. record in the Mile, running 3:46.91 to shatter Steve Scott's mark that stood for 25 years. We return to the site of the race, Brasschaat, Belgium, to relive that special moment in American track & field history.


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Alan Webb’s Race Against Time

June 26, 2012

Alan Webb, who broke the four-minute-mile barrier in high school, failed to qualify for this year’s Olympics.

By Scott Cacciola, The Wall Street Journal

Alan Webb caught himself looking at a list not long ago. It was a list of Americans who had run four-minute miles, and he noticed that it...

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Sadly, U.S. track renaissance is leaving Alan Webb behind

June 26, 2012

"If I had anything to do with that... maybe I inspired everybody too much, maybe I created a monster...''

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

EUGENE, Ore. - It has been all the talk for nearly a decade now, that middle- and long-distance running in the United States has been resurrected from...

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The Return of Alan Webb

June 25, 2012

By Alex Hoyt, Runner's World

On January 6, 2012, Alan Webb returned to the Armory, a brick bastion of a facility in Upper Manhattan where, almost 11 years earlier, he became the first high schooler since 1967 to break 4:00 in the Mile, and the first ever to do so indoors. This race was...

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Children of the Internet era, Webb, Ritzenhein know intense scrutiny

June 23, 2012

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

EUGENE, Ore. -- They were the lab rats. Test cases for the digital world that lay ahead and now greets every runner who shows a hint of promise, subjecting them to the scrutiny that comes with being fast young. It was the spring of 2001 and two runners born 14...

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London 2012: Alan Webb trying to unlock his elusive talents

June 19, 2012

By Rick Maese, Washington Post

Another race and another disappointing finish. Alan Webb’s legs didn’t move as fast as they should have, and afterward, his explanation struggled to find a rhythm, as well.

“I just keep — it’s just not, it’s just not, it’s not clicking for me,” said one of the...

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