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Seb Coe to return to racing at the Vitality Westminster Mile

May 07, 2017

Middle distance legend, former Mile world record holder and current IAAF president part of the event’s Olympians Mile field on Sunday, May 28 in London

By Athletics Weekly

Forty years after beating Filbert Bayi to win the Emsley Carr Mile in a breakthrough 1977 season, Seb Coe will return to the classic distance on the roads at the Vitality Westminster Mile event on Sunday, May 28.

The two-time Olympic 1500m gold medalist, who set three world records over the Mile during his incredible track career, will form part of the Olympians Mile field, which is open to athletes from any sport who have represented Great Britain in a Summer or Winter Olympic Games.

Among those set to join Coe on the start line will be five-time Olympian Jo Pavey, ice dance champion Jayne Torvill and rowing gold medalist Greg Searle.

So far this year, Coe has run 48 minutes for 10K in Puerto Rico followed by a relay event in Monaco with Paula Radcliffe and fans will be eager to find out what the IAAF president is now capable of over the 1609m distance.

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