April 27, 2014
As the 60th anniversary of the first sub-4 minute Mile approaches, tell us who you believe to be the leading Miler of all-time
From Athletics Weekly
Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4 Mile of almost 60 years ago is one of the most revered performances in athletics history.
Being the first man to run...
October 30, 2013
Actor to portray rival Steve Ovett not yet cast; movie shooting to begin April 2014
By Andreas Wiseman, ScreenDaily.com
Daniel Radcliffe is to play two-time Olympic 1500 meter gold medalist and former Mile world record holder Sebastian Coe in what will be one of the hottest projects to hit...
June 30, 2013
I hated losing; I retired when I knew I couldn’t run any faster.
From Esquire UK magazine
The one discussion that’s never been resolved in sports science is what is a stitch? You can speak to any number of physicians who won’t really give you a straight answer to that. All you know is when...
June 10, 2013
By IAAF Diamond League
The “British kings of middle distance” will collectively return to Oslo for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century when they gather in Oslo to celebrate the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games on Thursday, June 13. In the late 70s and early 80s Seb Coe, Steve Ovett and...
June 01, 2013
By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated
Sir John Walker of New Zealand was the greatest middle-distance runner of his era and had few peers during the eras that followed. Although there were great competitors during his time like Sebastion Coe, Eamonn Coghlan, Steve Cram, Steve Ovett and...
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...
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...
November 24, 2012
BARCELONA, Spain – New Zealand’s three-time Olympic middle-distance champion Peter Snell and Kip Keino, Kenya’s 1968 and 1972 Olympic 1500m and 3000m Steeplechase champion, respectively, appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala in Barcelona. These were some of the highlights.
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”.
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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