Alan Webb You Tube video, breaking the USA National High School record for one mile, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, May 28, 2001.
Here’s an article with Alan Webb’s story from that day.
By the way, the great Jim Ryan held the previous record for 36 years. This was a monumental day in High School Track & Field.
The winner of the race was Hicham El Guerrouj, from Morocco, the world record-holder, who ran 3:49.92, the fastest mile ever run in North America.
Amazing things happen all the time. We often forget that they can also happen to us, and do happen to us, but we don’t recognize them because they are not record-breaking feats.
Carpe diem, jeff noel :)