Kirsty Young's castaway is Sebastian Coe.
It is more than a quarter of a century since his rivalry with fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett enraptured the nation.
After retiring from the racetrack, he enjoyed a career in politics. Now, though, his focus is on the Olympics once again - not on individual medals this time, but ensuring the 2012 games in London are a success.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Record: The Closest Thing to Crazy, Katie Melua
Book: Such Sweet Thunder: Benny Green on Jazz
Luxury: A piano and guide to playing it.