Saturday Jul 21, 2007

Alan Webb sets new mile American Record

Well, Alan Webb did it! He just ran 3:46.91 to set a new American Record in the mile besting Steve Scott's 25 year old record of 3:47.69 and also becoming the 8th fastest ever at 1 mile.

While I am a huge fan of Steve Scott and own several books about him, it was time that an American broke this record and got back in the game in the middle distances and especially the mile. With Webb now having world leading times in the 1500 and mile and others including Lagat, Tegenkamp, Ritzenhein, and Solinsky all performing well, here is hoping this is the start of many years of great running.

Update: See videos of the race and interview courtesy of Flocasts.

Friday Jul 20, 2007

Alan Webb going after Steve Scott

I recently blogged about Alan Webb winning the Paris Golden League 1500. Well, with the World Championships still 2 weeks away he has apparently decided to take a shot at Steve Scott's American Record in the mile of 3:47.69.

He will be running in Brasschaat, Belgium Saturday and hopefully there will be video posted soon after on Flocasts. It should be exciting!
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