Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Internet Still Abuzz About Webb's Paris Victory

The internet is still buzzing about Alan's Webb's superb victory (and 2007 world-leading time of 3:30.54) in the men's 1500m Run at the Meeting Gaz de France (Paris Saint-Denis) last week. There's even chatter by Track and Field journalists about a World Championships victory by Webb in Osaka later this season.

Here's the video of the race. Watch how Mehdi Baala gives up toward the end of the race when he realizes that he's beaten. (Could this race be a preview of the Osaka 1500m final?) Notice, too, (take notice, ESPN, CBS and NBC) how much better the British commentators are at covering a track event than their American counterparts:

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