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simple answer wrote:
Webb obviously. He was better than both of those guys at any distance.
No he wasn't. Jim Ryun would beat Steve Scott & Alan Webb at any race less than or equal to 1 mile.
I do agree that Alan was better than Steve Scott over every distance at their respective peaks.
As far as 2000m goes, I don't know. Jim ran an 8:25 2 mile on a dirt track as a 19 year old. Alan I think ran 8:11 or thereabouts, but on a synthetic track.
I think Jim would be able to sit on Alan and outkick him.