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Seb Coe makes Olympic history

Duration: 03:02

For over a decade British runners dominated middle distance events at the Olympics.

At the Games in LA in 1984, world champion Steve Cram and world record holder Steve Ovett lined up against the reigning Olympic champion Seb Coe.

On the final lap, in sweltering temperatures, Coe unleashed his trademark final kick to become the first man in history to win the Olympic 1500m twice.

Available since: Fri 29 Jun 2012

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Faster, Higher, Stronger Stories of the Olympic Games: 1500 Metres

3/4 Examining the personalities, mindset and physical attributes that form the 1500m runner.

First broadcast: 11 Jul 2012

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