Alan Webb finished 5th yesterday in the 1500-meter finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials. This result is a surprise to many given Webb's recent performances. Webb is the American record holder in the mile with a time of 3:46.91. His is also three-time national champion in the 1500. Just last year he ran a 3:30.54, the fastest 1500 time in the world for 2007.
Below is a video of the 1500-meter race from the Olympic Trials. Lagat, Manzano, and Lomong took the top three spots and qualified for the 1500m in Beijing.
U.S. Olympic Trials Men's 1500m Finals
|4||William Leer||Oregon TC Elite||3:41.54|