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.