Ah young grasshopper, once upon a time it did when mighty warrior named Earl Jones stuck it to the much more experienced runners at 84 trials. Then Brazilian warrior named CRUZ use tactic in finals at Olympics with much success, since then 800 runners turn into creampuffs and go back to running 1:44. Make Senseis Coe and Kipketer cringe.
Young Webb still learning. When he get 8 inches above neck ready, then look out world NO ONE stop him at all. He should go to Sensei Cram school of master tactics. Learn how Cram put wood to Aouita and Scott in Helsinki WC I. Be in right place at right time and put hammer down when move can be held to the end.