Mile News Tagged Steve Ovett


Jenny Simpson relishing London return for World Championships

July 30, 2017

“Because I was disappointed with my 2012 Olympics, I’m looking forward to returning to the stadium and possibly getting some personal redemption.”

By Stuart Weir, Athletics Weekly

At 1500m, Jenny Simpson won the world title in 2011, plus world silver in 2013 and Olympic bronze in 2016 – and...

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Saïd Aouita: The Greatest of All Time?

February 17, 2017

Aouita was not simply a consummate competitor, who won a hard-to-believe 115 out of 119 races in close to a decade... but he was a peerless entertainer. The Olympic champion could talk a race as well as he could run one.

By Pat Butcher, Globerunner

When the Ancient Greeks, who invented the...

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“The Jarrow Arrow” – Cram’s Top 5

January 26, 2017

“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”

By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe

The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...

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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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A look back at Seb Coe’s golden years

October 05, 2016

Politics and IAAF presidency aside, let’s not forget what a fantastic athlete Coe was: Olympic champion, Mile world record holder and more!

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

Every athlete usually remembers a moment where they were drawn into the sport. For me, I was hooked after watching...

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Epic Olympic 1500: How Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett stunned the world—twice in 6 days

August 18, 2016

"The whole stadium was upstanding, arms outstretched, to join him in his ecstasy. They had witnessed a classic chase and race."

By Douglas Perry, The Oregonian

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt proved once again this week that the 100 meter sprint is the highest-profile track event in the world....

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The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All-Time

August 20, 2015

Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century include two Mile pairings

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Steve Scott’s Dream Mile 1982

July 07, 2014

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

A Mile is four laps on the track that some have called the perfect distance and a four-act play. Oslo's Bislett Games Dream Mile in the 1980s was the pinnacle of this classic distance, pitting world class Milers against...

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Athletics Weekly Readers Vote Sebastian Coe as the Leading Miler of All-Time

May 12, 2014

Sebastian Coe has been voted the greatest ever Supermiler by readers of Athletics Weekly.

By Jessica Whittington, Athletics Weekly

In a poll run to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s first ever sub-4 minute Mile on May 6, Sebastian Coe received an impressive 40% of the...

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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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