Mile News Tagged Sebastian Coe


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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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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‘IAAF Olympic Athletics Dividend’ is rolled out to IAAF Member Federations

October 19, 2015

International federation to award $25,000 every year to each national federation to assist their development.

From IAAF

IAAF President Sebastian Coe has today announced to IAAF Member Federations full details concerning the ‘IAAF Olympic Athletics Dividend’ which offers $25,000 every year to...

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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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