Athletics Career Highlights
Seb Coe , Great Britain Born : 1956 in London. Seb was world record holder in 800 Metres and yet won 2 consecutive 1500 Metres Olympic gold medals. His rivalry with Steve Ovett held British athletic fans spellbound culminating in a 10 day period in August 1981 when Coe set the 1 Mile world record of 3.48.53 only for Ovett to break inside a week. Coe regained the record at 3.47.53 days later.

 

Titles

Outdoor

1980:
Olympics: 1500 Metres
1981:
1982:
1983:
1984:
Olympics: 1500 Metres
1985:
1986:
European: 800 Metres

Indoor

1977:
European 800 Metres

World Records

Outdoor

1979:
800 Metres: 1.42.33
1980:
1981:

800 Metres: 1.41.73

Indoor

1981:
800 Metres: 1.46.00
1982:
1983:

800 Metres: 1.44.91