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This is an article from the Aug. 25, 2008 issue
SI.com hascomplete coverage of the marquee track and field events in the final week ofthe Beijing Games, including Jamaica's Usain Bolt in the 200-meter dash andBryan Clay of the U.S. in the decathlon. Read daily reports from Tim Layden andDavid Epstein. Plus ...
• Photo galleriesof the winners and newsmakers
• Daily video diaries produced by CNN
• Beijing blog with reactions from SI staffers
BREAKING NEWS,DAILY ANALYSIS AND LIVE MEDAL TRACKER AT SI.COM/OLYMPICS.
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Your Link ToSports History
AUGUST 11, 1980
At the MoscowOlympics, Great Britain's Sebastian Coe outkicked countryman Steve Ovett to winthe 1,500 meters after a disappointing loss in the 800. SI writer Kenny Moorewitnessed the golden moment.
COE'S LAST 800was 1:48.5, far more impressive than his final time of 3:38.4, but he caredabout none of that. As he crossed the line he showed a joy these Games had notyet seen. Coe went to his knees in an exaggerated gesture of thanksgiving,touching his forehead to the track. Then he was up on a victory lap, dodging aguard who was there to prevent such frivolity, his face open as a child's inits array of emotions. Clearly, Coe's earlier calm had shielded tremendousstrain. "I was surprised by the strength of my reaction," he would saya day later. "When I watched that display on the replay it was a bitembarrassing. But it was such a bloody marvelous relief."
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