Mile News


The Next Chapter: Alan Webb

October 22, 2012

By Doug Binder, Armory Track

As Alan Webb drove into the teeth of a North Dakota rainstorm last Wednesday night, the U.S. record holder in the Mile was looking forward to new horizons on his latest trek west.

Webb is a new father and has set his sights on new goals. For more than a decade he has been in the national spotlight, but satisfaction with his career has proven elusive.

"I've been doing this for a long time," Webb said. "I don't want to waste my time. I'm moving up and going to do some longer stuff."

Webb was driving back from Charlottesville, Va., to Oregon, and the enclave of Nike-supported runners in the Portland area, as he discussed his future. He said he was unsure of the specifics of who will coach him and how, but was looking forward to returning to a group of friends.

Continue reading at: armorytrack.com

Tags: doug binder (5) , alan webb (54)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!