Mile News Tagged Steve Ovett


Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe in ‘Gold’

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...

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Sebastian Coe: What I’ve Learned

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...

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The Return of the Kings: Coe, Ovett and Cram at Bislett

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...

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John Walker Interview

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...

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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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Barcelona Press Points: Mile and Olympic Legends Kip Keino and Peter Snell

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.

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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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An Open Love Letter to the Mile

February 14, 2012

Dear Mile:

You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...

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