Alan Webb not running U.S. Championships

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U.S. mile record-holder Alan Webb told me today in an email Monday that he is not going to run in Eugene next week.

Apparently, an injury setback interrupted his training.

Here is what he wrote:

“I will not be running at (U.S.) championships. I strained a muscle in my shin that I couldn’t seem to get right. It is much improved now but have had to take a little break.”

A potentially loaded 1,500 meters suddenly appears to have some wiggle room for a young up-and-comer. Could NCAA champion Matthew Centrowitz step into the mix for a U.S. team berth?

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