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Full Monty Writer Beaufoy Writes Olympic Rivalry Script

February 15, 2013

By Ian Youngs, BBC News

Simon Beaufoy, best known for writing The Full Monty, has completed a screenplay about former Olympic rivals Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.

Coe and Ovett dominated middle distance running in the late 1970s and 80s - with their rivalry coming to a head at the Moscow...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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Yorkshire Milers: My Magnificent Seven

November 09, 2012

Wood, Ibbotson, Simpson, Wilkinson, Coe, Elliott and Mayock

By Alan Flynn, EXCLUSIVE for Bring Back the Mile

In May 1954, Sir Roger Bannister ran the first even sub-4 minute Mile and I watched it on a 12” black and white TV. A couple of weeks later I won the Junior Athletics Trophy at my...

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Lunch with the FT: Sebastian Coe

November 02, 2012

The former Olympics organising committee chairman on sport, politics and why Sepp Blatter is ‘actually quite thoughtful’

By Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

I can remember exactly where I was when Sebastian Coe won gold at the 1984 Olympic Games. It was a hotel lobby in the city of Trabzon in...

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Breaking Four: A Family Affair: Lap 2

October 09, 2012

By Liam Boylan-Pett, Bring Back the Mile

Editor's Note: This is part two in a four part series written by Liam Boylan-Pett, #315 on the United States sub-4 minute Mile list, boasting a personal best of 3:58.19 (2011 Falmouth Mile). He obtained Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Creative...

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Going Head to Head: Who is the Greatest Miler in History?

September 20, 2012

By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News

Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...

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London Games Chief Strives to Put Buzz Back in Track Events

August 08, 2012

By Christopher Clarey, New York Times

LONDON — If not for a late surge and a perfectly pitched speech in Singapore seven years ago, Sebastian Coe would never have been sitting where he was on Tuesday night, perched in a new Olympic Stadium, next to one of his role models, Roger Bannister, with...

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Coe-d of honour: Steve Ovett breaks silence on famous rivalry with Lord Seb

July 16, 2012

More than 20 years on, Ovett reveals what he REALLY thinks about a man he says was his toughest opponent because he was “bullet-proof”

By Mike Walters, The Daily Mirror

So much for deadly rivals – Steve Ovett says Sebastian Coe was his toughest opponent because he was “bullet-proof”.

Today,...

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Olympic Rivalries: Sebastian Coe & Steve Ovett

July 08, 2012

Coe, Ovett, middle-distance runners, who presided over the golden era of British athletics

By Pat Butcher, Watershed

Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe were middle-distance runners who presided over the golden era of British athletics. Between them they broke a total of twelve middle-distance...

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IOC Drops 1500 for Mile as Marquee Track Event

April 01, 2012

Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...

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