Why do people act like Webb never won a race?
A lot of his PR's he won the races. 800, 1500, mile (which barely counts), 10,000.
The 5k's he ran were just random ones thrown in there. Didnt take serious shots at 5k like he did the other distances. Won a golden league race in 04, paris in 07, 800 was in 07, won prefontaine a few times in legit times.
Webb had a bad worlds race in his one legit shot to medal.There were also rumors floating around that he was ill for that race (i believe he won fifth avenue afterwards) and everyone knows he tweeked his hamstring.
He also was going into the race attempting to win gold and a drug cheat was dominating the rounds so he made an ill advised move and it didnt work out. 04 and 05 he wasnt a legit medal contender. 07 he was and then he was never the same. At his peak, webb is the only one who could challenge ryun in this race.
He gets so much shit (as do a lot of other american runners) for nothing. his career was pretty damn good. No medal and is still the second fastest american born 1500 runner ever.