Sub 4:00 : At the age of 18, Alan Webb was already a legend, the wunderkind who in 2001 broke a 36-year-old record by running a 3:53:43 mile - a full 2 seconds faster than former record holder Jim Ryun. Today, after appearing in newspapers and magazines nationwide, the fastest high schooler in history is now a 19-year-old, Nike-sponsored professional whose life is awash in challenges. In Sub-4:00, Chris Lear gives readers a look into Webb's world as he tries to balance the demands of college, media attention, and injuries, all while keeping focused on the sport he loves. Runners everywhere will find Webb's story an inspiration, especially younger athletes who will unearth life lessons in his successes, setbacks, and overwhelming commitment.
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