Alvin Lee and 10 Years After
been around 'ya know wrote:summerRed wrote:
Says alot about LetsRun.com that they promote this thread about America's greatest ever American-born miler . . .
Jim Ryun is America's greatest ever American-born miler. It could also be argued that Steve Scott had the better career. Matt Centrowitz Jr. is on his way to having a better career although I think Robby Andrews and Andrew Wheating are actually more talented than Matt.
I know it's not the point of your post but it is a fair criticism of Allan Webb that he didn't stick with any program long enough to make lasting progressive improvements. He definitely had a few major breakthroughs but they were very short lived.
I don't think Webb has had a lasting impression on anyone not coming of age while he was at his short but amazing peak. Too bad he didn't realize that his career was destined to be a short one.
That was a good interview.
Webb has had a lasting influence and is still looked up to by the kids today and still front page news to track fans. Other runners past, present, and future have or will accomplish more, but that does not detract from what he accomplished even if his standout years were sporadic.
That said, the sheer arrogance of some on this board is unfathomable.