Inexperience proves costly for Webb
ATHENS, Greece -- The blood trickling down his lower leg was graphic evidence of Alan Webb's brutal introduction to the Olympic Games.
The 21-year-old runner's season of great promise collapsed in a rugged 1,500-meter first round Friday night, where the 5-foot-9, 140-pound Webb was knocked around like a pinball and finished ninth in a field of 13.
"A stupid, stupid race,'' he said of his tactical mistakes.
Despite everything, Webb nearly qualified for Sunday's
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