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Alan Webb’s Track Career Might End Soon?

January 22, 2014

U.S. Mile record holder and 2004 Olympian eyeing triathlon?

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Alan Webb’s fabled track career may be nearing its finish, with his final race potentially coming as soon as February 15. After that, he might be reincarnated as a triathlete.

Webb’s contract with Nike, which he'd had since turning pro in 2002, ended on December 31.

Webb (right, PhotoRun), 31, told Runner’s World Newswire by email, “I am without a contract. I still have a couple friends who help me out with shoes.” He ran a 4:02.81 Mile for fourth place at the Dempsey Arena in Seattle on Saturday while representing the Bowerman Athletic Club. “BAC is the club that my wife has been running with and Jon Marcus is a BAC coach," Webb wrote. Marcus, who also coaches at Portland State, was coaching Webb for free. “Jon is a long-time friend of mine and has seen what works and what doesn't,” Webb wrote.

But the new coach and lack of sponsorship could soon be moot.

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