Flash! Alan Webb Has withdrawn from 1,500m, by Larry Eder

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Early Sunday morning, RBR confirmed, after speaking to Ray Flynn, manager of Alan Webb, that Mr. Webb has withdrawn from the finals of the 1,500 meters, scheduled for today, Sunday, June 28, 2009.

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According to Mr. Flynn, Alan Webb warmed up yesterday, and it was apparent that Alan would not be able to perform at his best, due to a hamstring injury. Ray Flynn's statement, sent from his blackberry noted the following:

"Alan hurt his left hamstring during Thursday's 1500m warm up. He further strained it during the race. The decision was made after extensive therapy with Dr Justin Whittaker that he could not compete in today's race."

Alan Webb is the high school record holder for the mile, and the American record holder for the mile, and has been considered one of the U.S. great mile hopes for most of the past decade. Webb did not make the US Olympic team in 2008, and had a tough time in Osaka, at the 2007 world champs, the summer that he broke Steve Scotts' long standing mile record.

For more on the sport, please click on http://www.american-trackandfield.com

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