dc-guy wrote:Readerofboards wrote:
Wow! 8th fastest in the world? How terrible!
Yes, but most people considered Webb to have all the physical tools necessary to be World/Olympic champion. The fact that he ran the mile AR at a low key meet setup for it only indicates he could have run faster in race with competitors. It just never came together for Webb.
How does running the AR in a meet set up for it indicate that he could have run faster in a meet not set up for it? Setting a race up for a record usually makes it the ideal race to run the record in...