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Back to Brasschaat - The five year anniversary of Alan Webb’s American record

July 21, 2012

By Kevin Liao, Flotrack

Five years ago today, Alan Webb shattered the U.S. record in the Mile, running 3:46.91 to shatter Steve Scott's mark that stood for 25 years. We return to the site of the race, Brasschaat, Belgium, to relive that special moment in American track & field history.

Watch the race below to see this piece of American Distance Running history that was captured by Flotrack in Brasschaat.

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