Mile News Tagged Alan Webb


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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Webb Breaks Ryun’s High School Mile Record - This Day in Track & Field

May 27, 2012

High school phenom runs epic race against world class field at Pre Classic

By Walt Murphy, Walt Murphy's News & Results Service
(c) Copyright 2012-all rights reserved. May not be reprinted or retransmitted without permission.

EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...

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American distance record-holder Alan Webb battles back from injuries

April 30, 2012

By Jeff Faraudo, Bay Area News Group

PALO ALTO - His career stalled by injuries most of the past four years, Alan Webb hopes to become the runner he once was. But he doesn't expect to get there by looking back.

"I almost try not to compare myself to what I did in the past," the 29-year-old...

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Sparking an American Pastime

July 21, 2007

A nervous excitement spread through the spectators and it immediately felt as if we were doing this together, willing Alan around the track.

By JT Service, Running Times

Every sports fan has their IT moment. The day “IT” happened. Your grandfather remembers “IT” and your dad remembers “THAT”,...

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My First Sub-4

June 19, 2004

My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.

By Steve Slattery

The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...

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Flyin’ Past Ryun

June 01, 2001

Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...

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Ready to Rock High Schoolers: Alan Webb & Dathan Ritzenhein

May 28, 2001

"It's great to write and read about these young guys now, but if you want to read about them in five or six years, my advice would be: Treat them gently."- coach Mark Wetmore

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

Two high school runners. One is a pure Miler named Jim Ryun, a slender junior from...

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Webb Wins Mile Showdown over Hall at Arcadia

April 14, 2001

Other top high school distance performances also produced at annual storied prep invitational meet

By Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire

ARCADIA, Calif. - At the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, Alan Webb was the talk of the meet, before and after, as the senior from Reston, Va. who last January...

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Alan Webb, 18, Becomes First Prep Since 1967 to Break 4 Minutes in Mile

January 20, 2001

By David Monti
(c) 2001 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

NEW YORK - Alan Webb, an 18-year-old senior at South South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., became the first U.S. prep athlete to run under four minutes for the Mile indoors at today's New Balance Games at...

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