November 03, 2020
The 15 finest moments of the 1980 Olympic 800m champion include two Mile world records
By Steve Smythe, Athletics Weekly
Steve Ovett is uniquely the only athlete to win major championship golds at 800m (Olympics), 1500m (Europeans) and 5000m (Commonwealth).
His first mention in AW was 50...
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...
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...
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 (...
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...
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....
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...
July 07, 2014
In thrilling race against top field, the legend again breaks his U.S. record in Oslo, Norway
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...
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...
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...
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