Allright, now I am semi-new to running, but even more new to any knowledge of professional running. I know that Webb did hold the highschool American record for the mile.
Over the past few weeks or so, every now and then a thread will come up regarding him, and his supposed time trials, and how his friend Eric from facebook records them. However, just reading those threads, it is getting more and more obvious that there are no time trials.
So my question to the LRC crowd:
What is the real story? How did he go from 3:53 high school miler to...well, whatever he is considered today?
I saw a video someone posted a link to yesterday where he ran 3:30 1500meters as recently as 2007. What happened? And why is he made fun of so often? I notice that he gets made fun of a lot for going to 5Guys. Does he really even go there? Just give me the whole Alan Webb story, the rise and fall, 100% straight.
Please inform me.