Mile News


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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Catching up with Reggie McAfee

February 25, 2001

Cincinnati Miler's record lasted 32 years

By John Fay, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reggie McAfee is not surprised his city Mile record lasted for 32 years.

“I'm not,” he said. “4:08 is pretty fast.”

It's pretty fast now, but it was blazing in 1968 when McAfee, a Courter Tech senior, ran it to...

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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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Schoolboy Webb breaks 4 minute Mile

January 20, 2001

First U.S. prep to run sub-4 indoor Mile with 3:59.86 clocking; also 4th U.S. high schooler under 4 minutes for storied distance

By Sabrina Yohannes, IAAF.org

Alan Webb, 18, became the first American high school athlete to run under 4 minutes for the indoor Mile on Saturday. Webb's time of 3...

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