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Webb Breaks American Record in Mile

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jimmymcd, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    At a small meet in Belgium today, Alan Webb ran 3:46.91 for the mile, an American record. The previous record of 3:47.69 was set July 7, 1982, by Steve Scott.

    Good stuff!
     
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    How in the hell do people ran that freaking fast for an entire mile? I'll stick with the occasional back-to-back-to-back 10-minute miles and be satisfied.
     
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    We call that haulin ass in my neighborhood.
     
  4. Not too much pressure on him now for Beijing, is there, jmcd?
     
  5. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I'm glad to see he's having success. I worried when he was in high school he'd be a teen phenom who crashed out. Such big expectations, and he's meeting them. Good for him.
     
  6. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    First he has to get through the Worlds in Osaka next month without blowing up!
    Webb is finally living up to his high school hype.
     
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    They don't really run the mile that often any more, do they?
     
  8. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    Not so much anywhere but in the U.S., but still one of the two "classic" distances that most any casual fan can relate to.
     
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I don't think, no wait I know, that I couldn't run a half mile that fast.
    Even with a gun to the back of my head.
    Good to see that Spud Webb is doing something after basketball. I always thought he was an amazing athlete and I was right.
     
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://www.flocasts.com/flotrack/coverage.php?c=69&id=4440">
    Here's a video of his record run.</a>
     
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