The Perfect Distance: Ovett & Coe

The Perfect Distance: Ovett & Coe by Pat Butcher
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ISBN
9780753819005
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
129 x 198mm
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The Record-Breaking Rivalry.

The fully authorised, inside story of Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe's intense rivalry on the track - published to coincide with 25th anniversary of the Moscow Olympics when each triumphed in the other's event.

Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe presided over the golden era of British athletics. Between them they won three Olympic gold medals, two silvers, one bronze, and broke a total of twelve middle-distance records. They were part of the landscape of the late seventies and early eighties - both household names, their exploits were watched by millions. As far apart as possible in terms of class and upbringing - Ovett is the art student, the long-haired son of a market-trader from Brighton, a natural athlete; Coe's formative years were spent under the rigorous training routine of Peter Coe, a self-taught trainer who referred to his son as 'my athlete' - their rivalry burned as intense on the track as away from it. The pendulum swung between the pair of them - each breaking the other's records, and, memorably, triumphing in each other's events in Moscow in 1980 - for the best part of a decade, until the final showdown at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 . . .

'The Perfect Distance' is both a detailed re-creation and a fitting celebration of the greatest era of British athletics.
ISBN:
9780753819005
Publication Date:
03 / 10 / 2005
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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