Alberto Salazar Confident About Alan Webb's Future
Salazar: "Alan Webb will break American records in the 1,500 and the mile."

August 26, 2010

*Video #3: Galen Rupp Talks About His 2010 Season and His Season-Ending 3000 in Rieti
*Video #2: Alberto Salazar Talks Confidently About Alan Webb
*Video #1: Alan Webb Talks Confidently About His Comeback

The second of three interviews done by the team headed by our European friend, video journalist Dennis Kaspori, was released today. Today's video features Nike coach Alberto Salazar talking confidently about his newest athlete in American mile record holder Alan Webb. The first video was of Alan Webb himself and the third (yet to be released) is with Galen Rupp.

Below, we have typed up a few text highlights from the video interview before providing you with the video interview in it's entirety. Salazar said Webb's mini-2010 season will end at the Fifth Avenue Mile on September 25th.

Alberto Salazar Talking Confidently About Alan Webb's Future
"I firmly believe that Alan Webb will run much faster than he ever has before and consistently faster than he ever has before. I would have to say that even my athletes agree as a group - Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein - we all know he is the most talented in the whole group. But of course, staying healthy is another necessary thing. But Alan is so talented and he really hasn't been gone that long and I believe the systematic approach that we are doing is going to pay off for him ..."

"(After his 1:52 race), a lot of people think he's finished and washed up and he'll never run well again, but what they don't understand is that the first time he broke 30 seconds for 200 meters in 15 months was three weeks before the race ... Three weeks later, he's running four 200s in 28 back to back ..."

"Yesterday, we had a tremendous workout where he ran 53 seconds for his last 400, so we can see the acceleration curve is going up tremendously ..."

"So yes, he is very talented. Only God knows the future, but I fully expect that Alan Webb will break American records in the 1,500 and the mile. Alan Webb will run faster from the 800 to the 10,000 meters than he has before ..."



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