Now coached by Alberto Salazar, and part of the Oregon Project, Webb is embarking on 2011 healthy and looking forward to new challenges. Webb, like Jim Ryun, the former AR and world record holder in the miles, as well as a silver medalist in the 1968 Olympic Games, has had the pressure of a sports mad country hoping that he was/is the next great American miler. Is Webb capable of medaling at a World Champs or Olympics? Of course he is, and it seems that he may finally realize that himself.
Webb will be running the NB Indoor GP this weekend over the mile distance.
Webb’s Re-Entry Completes Stellar Men’s Mile
The final event of Saturday’s New Balance
Indoor Grand Prix will be the Men’s Mile, and it’s clear that this
year’s meet is saving the best for last. American Outdoor Record holder Alan Webb‘s
re-entry into the field has set up what’s sure to be a thrilling race
over eight laps. Webb will face, among others: New Zealander Nick Willis, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist at 1500m and two-time defending champion at this event; Leo Manzano, the fastest American miler from last year; Rob Myers, the 2009 USATF Indoor 1500m Champion, Pablo Solares, the Mexican record holder at this distance; and high school senior Lukas Verzbicas, America’s fastest high school miler last year. Who will win is anybody’s guess…
Pre-Super Bowl Broadcast, Live Updates on Facebook and Twitter
Before you tune in for Sunday’s Super Bowl
Pre-Game Show, remember that you can watch full coverage of the 2011 New
Balance Indoor Grand Prix from 2PM-4PM EST on ESPN2. For those of you
that want to know every result and every split as they happen, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive live updates of every event as they happen on Saturday night.
Tickets Sales Available Online Until Saturday Morning
If you haven’t gotten your seats yet for the 2011 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, tickets will be available for purchase online
until 10AM on Saturday, Feb. 5. After that time, any remaining tickets
will be made available for cash sales at the Reggie Lewis Center
beginning at 2:30PM. Get your seats now before they’re gone!
Public Transit, Directions and Parking
If you’ve got your tickets and you know which
track stars are set to compete, all that’s left is to figure out how
you’ll make your way to the track. The Reggie Lewis Center is located at
1350 Tremont St, at the intersection of Malcolm X Blvd, in Boston. The
Orange Line’s Roxbury Crossing Station is conveniently located directly
across the street from the Reggie Lewis Center, making public
transportation an excellent option.
If you’re planning on driving to the meet, directions to the Reggie Lewis Center can be found here.
Free parking is available both behind the facility, as well as at the
intersection of Columbus Ave and Cedar St, just one block west of the