Thursday, June 7, 2007

Alan Webb's Bold Switch to the 2 Mile at the Pre Classic

If nothing else, you have to admire Alan Webb's pluck. He was originally scheduled to take on Bernard Lagat, Alex Kipchirchir, Daniel K. Komen, et al, in the Bowerman Mile. He has since decided to switch over to the 2 Mile race so he can take on the Fabulous Bekele Brothers and take a shot at his American record of 8:11.48. Is his decision courageous or foolish? We'll find out on Sunday. His winning kick at Reebok certainly helps make the case that he's ready for the challenge.

The 33rd Prefontaine Classic will be televised live on NBC for two hours beginning at 1 p.m. PT on June 10th.

12:30 National Anthem
12:35 Javelin Throw (W)
12:40 Introduction of Bob Schul
12:44 Introduction of Don Bowden
12:48 Introduction of Bill Dellinger
1:03 400 Meter Hurdles (W) [Live TV]
1:06 Long Jump (M) [West]
1:08 Pole Vault (M)
1:11 100 Meters (M)
1:16 Steeplechase (M)
1:30 800 Meters (M)
1:35 Shot Put (M)
1:40 100 Hurdles (W)
1:44 Triple Jump (W) [East]
1:48 110 Hurdles (M)
1:52 High Jump (M)
1:56 100 Meters (W)
2:04 400 Meters (M)
2:10 1500 Meters (W)
2:20 400 Meters (W)
2:26 Two Miles (M)
2:40 800 Meters (W)
2:47 200 Meters (M)
2:52 Bowerman Mile (M)

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