Alan Webb Falls in Comeback Race #2

January 28, 2012

On Saturday, American record holder in the mile Alan Webb ran his second race under new coach Jason Vigilante at a college meet at George Mason.

Webb was in the 800 and he split 28.2 and 57.2 the first two laps. Just before the bell (1:26.00) Webb went hard to the lead. On the backstretch George Mason's George Empty, who until this year was primarily a 400m runner (47.83 pr) with a 1:59.88 800m pr, moved up well and passed Webb. On the final turn, Webb tried to mount a final challenge and then lost his balance and fell to the track.

Empty went on to the win in 1:53.31. Webb picked himself up and finished in 6th in 1:59.43.

Race videos below. Full Race First. If you only want to watch the last lap watch the 2nd video.

Full Race Alan Webb Comeback Race #2


Final Lap and Fall Alan Webb Race #2


Men 800 Meter Run
    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  Points
  1   163 Empty, George          George Mason         1:55.00    1:53.31  
  2   460 Bolinger, Charles      UMBC                 1:57.00    1:58.11  
  3   363 Gibilisco, James       Mount St. Ma         1:55.30    1:58.53  
  4   463 Hairfield, Patrick     UMBC                 1:57.00    1:58.72  
  5   367 Langton, Jesse         Mount St. Ma         1:58.90    1:59.27  
  6   403 Webb, Alan             NIKE                 1:47.00    1:59.43  
  7   211 Duagos, Oluawasayi     Howard               2:00.00    1:59.98    

Webb in his first race three weeks ago ran 1:55.02.

*Message board thread on race

Thanks to UMBC athletes, Shioma Obemeata and Matt Davis, for the video. For more on LRCs love of UMBC click here


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