Alan Webb returned to action as he won the 2012 Chick-fil-A 5k in Sterling, VA with a time of 14:29. Webb, who ran the 5000m at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, has been trying to rekindle the magic from his 2007 season where he ran the American record in the mile of 3:46.91 and a personal best in the 800m of 1:43.84.
While Webb has primarily been a miler his entire career, it appears as a move up to the 5000m may be in his future. Webb has personal bests of 8:11.48 in the two-mile, 13:10.86 in the 5000m, and 27:34.72 in the 10,000m.
Although he had run an U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m qualifying time of 3:37, Webb chose to run the 5000m at the Trials. Webb's acceptance into the U.S. Olympic Trials 5000m was shrouded in controversey as he had only run 13:49, which ranked him behind runners that should have been permitted into the race before him. Webb was eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the 5000m with a time of 14:01.25.
Webb appearered at the awards ceremony with his newborn baby girl, Joanie. Alan and his wife, Julia Webb, welcomed their first child into the world on June 27th, 2012.
Alan with his daughter after victory. (photo from Facebook)
Top 10 Results: (full results)
Place Name Bib No City Age Time Time Pace
1 Alan Webb Charlottesville VA 29 14:29 14:30 4:40/M 2 Mulugeta Genbere Silver Spring MD 27 14:41 14:41 4:44/M 3 Gunmessa Megerssa Washington DC 33 14:44 14:44 4:45/M 4 Jordan McDougal Warrenton VA 25 15:02 15:03 4:51/M 5 Teresabayisa Fekensa Washington DC 24 15:26 15:27 4:59/M 6 Chalie Bitew Washington DC 24 15:34 15:35 5:01/M 7 Matthew Linman Washington DC 29 16:05 16:07 5:11/M 8 John Zimmerman Mclean VA 46 16:10 16:11 5:13/M 9 jeremy lynch Springfield VA 32 16:40 16:42 5:23/M 10 Miles Aitken Washington DC 28 17:07 17:08 5:31/M