July 27, 2012 12:01 AM

Unforgettable: Great Britain’s 10 most memorable Summer Olympians

Sebastian Coe: Long before he became a politician and the face of the 2012 London Olympics organizing committee, “Seb’’ Coe was a British Olympic hero. He was one of the most exciting runners to watch, and his rivalry with countryman Steve Ovett remains one of the most sizzling in Olympic history. In 1979, Coe broke three world records in a 41-day span (800 meters, mile, and 1,500 meters). A year later, he added the 1,000-meter record to the list. Coe and Ovett dominated middle-distance running for nearly a decade. Coe won four Olympic medals – gold in the 1,500 in 1980 and 1984, and silver in the 800 in 1980 and 1984.

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