Webb out of Reebok mile with hamstring issue

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    Alan Webb ran the best U.S. debut ever in the 10,000 with a 27:34.72 on April 30 in Palo Alto, Calif., but followed with two sub-par races, an 8:33.92 2-mile May 21 in Carson, Calif., and 4:00.87 mile Sunday. He withdrew from Saturday's mile and is receiving therapy for a hamstring problem.

    “We probably should have listened to him more closely and not run him out there in L.A.,” said his agent, Ray Flynn of the Carson meet. “Perhaps we shouldn't have rushed him into the (shorter distance) competitions.”

    Flynn said it's possible Webb might not defend his 1,500 title at the June 21-25 USA Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis.

    USA Today article (also including info on Marion Jones' return to the 100, Justin Gatlin's soreness after some fast races, Dathan Ritzenhein's entry into NYCM, and Deena Kastor's summer plans)

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