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Lord Sebastian Coe's Biography

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Sebastian Coe was born on 29 September 1956 in Chiswick, London.

Seb Coe became a top-flight middle-distance runner and famously set three world records in less than six weeks in 1979 - for the 800m, 1 mile, 1500m.

Seb Coe won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m in the 1980 Olympics - a performance he replicated in 1984.

The early eighties were a golden period for English middle-distance running with Coe and his great rival Steve Ovett dominating the world.

Seb Coe was a Conservative MP for Falmouth and Camborne from 1992 to 1997.

He was a Government Whip from 1996 to 1997.

In the New Year Honours List on 31 December 2005, Lord Coe became a KBE after leading London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

In 2012, Lord Coe became Chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).

In 2015 Lord Coe was appointed President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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