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Alan Webb U.S. Mile Record (3:46.91) -- Where (if anywhere) is it played?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by write then drink, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. once upon a time, things like this went on the front, over the fold

    i'm guessing these days most papers toss a few graphs in briefs

    if anything
  2. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    Has AP moved anything? the meet's official result link won't work and the only thing I've seen is message board chatter...
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I see it on our wire at about 5:45 p.m.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Did it? Maybe for Bannister. But for U.S. record-breakers? I find that hard to believe.

    Anyway, today ... it's in briefs. If we had more room, we'd break it out.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking in Ryun's day it went on the front. But I was a little kid at the time, so I might be wrong.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    If I were at a daily I'd find room on the front.
  7. jill geer @ usatf did a nice job getting alan on a conference call soon after the race, with a transcript popping up on the usatf web site soon after
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Some weekly folks here have asked, IIRC, how do you put interesting stories in the paper when the breaking story isn't so timely a few days later ... and in this case you call local track people (high school, college coaches) and get their opinions on it.
  9. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Pardon the pun, but Webb isn't within a mile of El G's world record -- 3:43.13 to 3:46.91. Shaving three-quarters of a second off an American record set 25 years ago earns Webb a short separate inside the section but doesn't merit the cover on a Sunday morning.

    BTW, I'm a Webb fan. I watched him run a 3:59.9 equivalent anchor in the DMR at the Penn Relays as a H.S. senior. Great feat (feet?) in a great race.
  10. i'm guessing people in the US don't care about El Guerrouj, they care about this guy being the fastest American ever

    and he is #8 all-time, so you can still put this performance in international context, even if he's still 3 1/2 seconds off the world record
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I was too, until he had his issues with Michigan's coaching staff..... you knew about them going in; you can't handle it, see ya....
  12. he wasn't happy there, what was he supposed to do, stay?

    looks like it worked out fairly well with Raczko
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