Sebastian Coe

Great Britain

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Sport:
Athletics
Olympics:
1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles
Medals:
2 gold & 2 silver

Sebastian Coe was trained by his father, Peter Coe, on the hills and lanes around his hometown of Sheffield. He repeatedly ran 800m sprints with one minute rest; this conditioned him to finish races with a burst of acceleration.

He won 1500m gold in Moscow in 1980 and is the only athlete to have retained the title, winning again four years later in Los Angeles.

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