Mile News Tagged Sebastian Coe


Bannister, Charles among the honorees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

November 21, 2019

Evening in Monaco recognized Mile history, record setting legends and iconic events

From World Athletics

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the Mile in under 4 minutes and the first woman to break the 5 minute barrier for the iconic...

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Seb Coe on the training that led to his 1979 world record spree

October 30, 2019

"Make every session that you do count – even your recovery runs. Never do sessions just as ‘fillers’.”

By Matt Long for Athletics Weekly

By August 15 in 1979 the most remarkable 41 days in the history of middle-distance running were complete. In breaking Filbert Bayi’s 5-year-old world 1500m...

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The 40th anniversary of Seb Coe’s Mile world record

September 01, 2019

As amazing as Coe's 800 world record was, the avalanche of attention was tenfold when he broke the Mile record, attention which would change his life forever.

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

Just 12 days after his 800 meter world record, Sebastian Coe would once again be toeing the line in...

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IAAF Run 24-1 set for June 2

May 20, 2019

Series of Mile runs in 24 cities in 16 time zones will celebrate the spirit of Global Running Day and the iconic distance

From IAAF

Following the success of last year’s global event, IAAF Run 24-1 will return for its second edition on Sunday, June 2 with a series of 24 one Mile runs staged...

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More than 12,000 runners make Mile history in inaugural IAAF Run 24:1

June 10, 2018

International event "captured in a single live feed and hopefully thousands of new runners joining the biggest global sport on the planet.”

From IAAF

Taking to the streets in 24 cities across 15 time zones, more than 12,000 runners participated in the inaugural IAAF Run 24:1 global campaign...

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IAAF Run 24:1 to celebrate Global Running Day with Mile races in 24 cities

May 14, 2018

“Running is accessible to everyone, it is fun, it is competitive. It can be social, it can be solitary. It is testing, it is personal but most of all it builds strength, stamina, fitness & health. It is the mother of all sports." - IAAF President Sebastian Coe

From IAAF

The IAAF has announced...

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Does Sebastian Coe’s Mile plan have the potential to help revive athletics?

April 09, 2018

There are plenty of ways to skin a cat or, indeed, to pace a Mile, but perhaps embracing history is as valid as opening new frontiers.

By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz

Sebastian Coe pretended to have gone off-piste during a press conference yesterday by "accidentally" revealing plans to...

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IAAF, CGF consider restoring Mile to Commonwealth Games athletics program

April 08, 2018

The Mile "is something that we have been talking with the IAAF about recently, particularly with the passing of Roger Bannister."

By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz

A Mile race could be added to the program for future editions of the Commonwealth Games as part of a broader attempt to embrace...

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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...

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Moscow 1980 and two brilliant careers

November 25, 2016

Mile legends earned unofficial billing as the "Coe vs. Ovett Olympics"

By Jamie Fuller, InsideTheGames.biz

Long before Sebastian, Lord Coe, hit the giddy heights of presiding over London 2012 and then taking over as grand pooh-bah of the International Association of Athletics Federations (...

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