Alan Webb ran a mile in 3:46.91 Saturday 21 July 2007 in Brasschaa, Belgium, recording the fastest time ever for the distance by a USA runner and the eighth fastest time by any runner. Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco holds the world record of 3:43.13. The previous American record was held by Steve Scott, who ran 3:47.69 in 1982 in Oslo, Sweeden.
What did he have to say after the run? “Dreams come true, man.” What did he have to say to Steve Scott? “Thanks for setting the bar high.”
Read the USA Track & Field news report, excerpts from an interview with Mr. Webb, the International Association of Athletics Federation’s coverage, the Wikipedia entry about the progression of the record for the mile. See video of the race and an interview with Mr. Webb from Flotrack.
Blogs covering this story:
- Parker Morse at Flashes of Panic
- Joan Bushwell
- The Overhead Wire
- Sports Wrap, by Ryan Spoon
- Jimmie Markham at Finish Line Pundit
- Kate Rodemann of Stand-up Desk at Texas Monthly