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    does anyone see him making the '04 olympic team for the 1500? if yes, can he ever win a medal?

    i can honestly say i'm not sure what he'll be like a few years from now as a runner. he seems motivated and is training hard.

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    Re: alan webb-your thoughts

    He seems like kind of an asshole when I've spoken with him. Maybe that's because it was after he lost an 800 in about 1:52, around 4 seconds slower than his high school PR. I'm rooting for him, but I don't think he could medal. Maybe he'll make the team, but not sure.

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    • #3
      Re: alan webb-your thoughts

      >does anyone see him making the '04 olympic team
      >for the 1500? if yes, can he ever win a
      >medal?

      He'd better, or all that excessive Track & Field News coverage will have been for naught.

      Personally, I'd like to see Krummenacker double in the 8 and 15, if the schedule allows.

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      • #4
        Re: alan webb-your thoughts

        I think it is too early for anyone to answer a question like this, but then again it was too early for him to go pro but that is a whole other arguement. He has been doing some good training so I read, but when he ran indoor he looked like crap. At the USATF indoor champs. he got blown away and raced really stupidly. He showed how young he was, and how much longer it might be untill he is really a power house. But I think that time when he is a power house, is not that far-off. Outdoor will show anyone who cares about Alan Webb what he is really made of, I hope for Amercian running sakes that he does run well, and that he proves to people that his 3:53 wasn't a fluke.

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        • #5
          Re: alan webb-your thoughts

          I don't want to be negative. I'm a big Webb fan and his 3:53 was one of the most exciting track performances I've ever witnessed, but I don't believe he'll ever improve on that mile time.

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          • #6
            Re: alan webb-your thoughts

            Sounds like a betting proposition. I say he ran runs under 3:53 by 2005(only becuase he may not get many opportunities to race a mile in the next couple of years). Dan-Be careful how many beers you want to put on the line-I predicted the 3:53 at Pre.(Law of averages says you have to be right at least once in your life(:-).

            One thing a lot of people forget is that Webb is still a relative rookie when it comes to actual racing, as opposed to running fast in paced races.

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            • #7
              Re: alan webb-your thoughts

              Clarification please: is that 3:53 for the 1500 or mile?

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              • #8
                Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                >Clarification please: is that 3:53 for the 1500
                >or mile?

                Mile. Two seasons ago.
                "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                • #9
                  Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                  Gee, I guess I'm not as funny as I thought (other than Dennis Miller, who is?).

                  I was asking if the bet was that Webb would break 3:53 in the 1500 or mile. You know, a subtle jab at the lad's current (and ongoing?) lack of form.

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                  • #10
                    Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                    What makes anyone think that a high school coach, albeit a good one, can train an athlete to compete at a world class level? This guy should have given college and Michigan a chance. Its not like there was never a sub 4:00 miler at Michigan. Instead he took to easy money and that may be his biggest payday ever. What a waste.
                    Joe Lanzalotto

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                    • #11
                      Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                      >What makes anyone think that a high school coach,
                      >albeit a good one, can train an athlete to
                      >compete at a world class level? This guy should
                      >have given college and Michigan a chance. Its not
                      >like there was never a sub 4:00 miler at
                      >Michigan. Instead he took to easy money and that
                      >may be his biggest payday ever. What a waste.>

                      Not sure of the answer to this question. Did Peter Coe coach anyone prior to his son?

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                      • #12
                        Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                        >>What makes anyone think that a high school
                        >coach,
                        >albeit a good one, can train an athlete
                        >to
                        >compete at a world class level? This guy
                        >should
                        >have given college and Michigan a
                        >chance. Its not
                        >like there was never a sub 4:00
                        >miler at
                        >Michigan. Instead he took to easy
                        >money and that
                        >may be his biggest payday ever.
                        >What a waste.>

                        Not sure of the answer to this
                        >question. Did Peter Coe coach anyone prior to his
                        >son?>

                        At the elite level that is.

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                        • #13
                          Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                          >What makes anyone think that a high school coach,
                          >albeit a good one, can train an athlete to
                          >compete at a world class level? This guy should
                          >have given college and Michigan a chance. Its not
                          >like there was never a sub 4:00 miler at
                          >Michigan. Instead he took to easy money and that
                          >may be his biggest payday ever. What a waste.

                          imho, the waste was going to michigan in the first place.

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                          • #14
                            Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                            Give him some time. If I were him I'd stop racing right now, just train. Who knows if his coach is training him right or not. Obviously it worked during HS, so logicly you'd think if Webb responded to it back then then he'd respond to the same training now.

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                            • #15
                              Re: alan webb-your thoughts

                              Kansas Relays Results-
                              Heavy Rain & Lightning delayed start of most events, Saturday, April 19, 2003.
                              Glenn Cunningham Mile
                              RESULTS:
                              1 Gruber, Charlie Unattached 4:05.21
                              2 Webb, Alan Nike 4:06.73
                              3 Perkins, Adam Unattached 4:10.12
                              4 Colin, Mickael Wichita State 4:12.76
                              5 Hamer, Gary Saucony 4:13.13
                              6 Hadebe, Lucky Cloud County 4:16.42
                              7 Karee, Sherif Unattached 4:17.32
                              8 Gross, Eric Unattached 4:17.45

                              Adam Perkins is the high school athlete who decided not to run for Liberty (Mo.) HS this year in order to run in open competition to pursue the 4 minute mile.

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