Jun 1, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; General view of the start of the international mile in the 2012 Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field. From left: Jordan McNamara (USA), Aman Wote (ETH), Matthew Centrowitz (USA), Alan Webb (USA), Dawit Wolde (ETH) and Gideon Gathimba (KEN). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Alan Webb, recently retired from running, to train for triathlons

Just because he’ll no longer be competing on the track doesn’t mean Alan Webb’s athletic career is over.

Having recently announced his decision to retire from running, mile record-holder Alan Webb told Triathlon.com in an interview that he’s decided to focus on becoming a triathlete.

Webb said his goal is to excel in the new sport:

I want to be good. I want to compete at the highest level. I want to do ITU stuff—I’m going that path. I think it suits me a little better than the non-drafting stuff at this point.

However, he’s still not sure when his first race will be:

It depends on the timing. I am still going to run the Millrose Games [track meet] as my last pro track race. Obviously saying I’m never going to run again would be misleading. I need to get through that first and I still want to run well, so we’re going to wait until after that to figure out what would be appropriate. I’m still doing tri training until then but still hovering a little bit. I don’t want to commit to a race before I’m sure.

Webb is currently training in Portland, Oregon.

[Source: Triathlon.com]

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