Right after the 1500 final in Helsinki, I posted a message stating that, given his lack of a strong kick, Webb would be doomed to always fall short at major championships in the 1500 and should therefore think about moving up to the 5000. The response was unanimously against me. Well, after his 13:10 the other day, I'll say it again: Webb has a far better chance of medaling at a major championship in the 5000 than in the 1500.
I'm not saying that he should give up the 1500/mile entirely or that he would be a lock to medal at 5000, just that his best shot is in the longer race. At 1500, he is always going to be limited by his lack of kick. That would be less of an issue at 5000. For proof, look at Craig Mottram, a runner with pretty similar strengths and weaknesses as Webb's, and his bronze in Helsinki. I realize that Mottram has run 12:55 and Webb only 13:10, but remember this was Webb's first serious 5000 and it's the tail end of a long season in which he probably reached his peak about a month ago.