The record-holder in the mile run at the Drake Relays will be returning next week.
Alan Webb shatter Drake’s mile record in 2007 and that race has been voted by the fans as the most memorable event in it’s 100 year history.
Webb says he may’ve gotten lucky because he raced more recently, but says “that’s pretty cool.” Two years ago, Webb lowered the Drake record by better than three seconds. It was a record that had stood since the late 70’s.
Webb says it was personally a special day as the crowd and everything came together at the right moment and he was feeding off the crowd and it was a special day. He says that’s why he looks forward to coming back. It will be Webb’s second outdoor race and if the conditions are just right he may make a run at another record.
Webb says there are so many factors that go into a special performance, and he says if he gets on the track and things are working, he won’t hesitate to push it. The Drake Relays are April 22nd through the 27th.
The Drake Relays will be taking a pole vault exhibition indoors, again, this year. Director Brian Brown says a West Des Moines mall will play host to the pole vault next Wednesday April 22nd at the Jordan Creek Mall.
Brown expects the event to attract a large crowd even though it’s a 6 o’clock start.