Alan Webb was born in Ann Arbor, MI on January 13, 1983. He set the high school American record in 2001 in the mile (3:53.43), represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics 1500 meters. In 2007, Alan set the American record in the mile (3:46.91). He was fortunate to have a lengthy professional running career representing Nike as a mid-distance athlete for over 11 years. On February 15, 2014, Alan ran his last professional race in the mile at the indoor Milrose Games. Alan competed in triathlon, representing USA in World Cup and World Triathlon Series for 1.5 seasons (2014-2015); his last race in Dallas ended his quest for competing at the 2016 Trials (bike crash at end of transition=broken scapula and ribs). He is now parent #1 of the Webb household- dad of Joanie to support his wife’s career, finishing his degree at Portland State (Econ) and coaching cross country at Westview High School. He is still highly passionate and involved in the sport of running.
His wife Julia (Rudd) was born in Oshkosh, WI on February 14, 1983. She once set an NCAA III record in the steeplechase in 2004 (10:26.56) competing for UW- La Crosse. She currently competes in events from steeplechase to half marathon as a member of the Bowerman Track Club, coached by Jonathan Marcus. In 2013, she set a personal best of 9:55 in the steeplechase and competed at USAs placing 9th in the final.
Alan and Julia met in Indianapolis March 2007. Together they have resided in Reston, VA (2009), Portland, OR (2011), Charlottesville, VA (2012), Beaverton, OR (2013-14), Phoenix, AZ (2015) and back to Beaverton for good! (summer 2015). On October 15, 2010 the couple married. Their first child Joanie Adele was born in Virginia on June 27, 2012 during the week of the Olympic Trials. Baby Girl #2 is due September 18th. Julia is a Nike + Run Club Portland Coach, Training Program Manager at Fleet Feet PDX, Nike Sports Center Run Coach and Assistant XC coach at Westview. Her aspirations include reclaiming her stroller “world record” with baby #2 in Spring 2016 (sub 37:25) and getting after the steeplechase on the track– qualifying for the Olympic Trials being her “A” goal.
Julia is currently responsible for the content of this blog.