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Webb: I just ran a stupid race

Updated: August 20, 2004, 8:01 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

In his rookie Olympic appearance, Alan Webb got knocked around like a freshman on his first day of high school. By the time he got to the finish line, he had been kicked in the shin, pushed, shoved and just plain beaten.

America's best miler stood in the mix zone, a stunned look in his young eyes and blood dripping from his shin as he tried to recount the 1,500 meters he had just run.

"It was like a football game out there," said Webb, 21. "I was trying to stay to the outside, ...

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