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Running My Life -- The Autobiography

Coe, Seb

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ISBN 10: 1444732528 / ISBN 13: 9781444732528
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2012
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Not yet availabe in the United States, Seb Coe's autobiography is sure to appeal to sports lovers and those who find the personal journey of an eminent person of considerable fascination. Sebastian Coe was a world record holder, and one of the greatest middle distance runners of history. He also was the Honcho for the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London, universally acclaimed as one of the very best ever, despite the unfortunate disparagement uttered by Mitt Romney. This is a very attractive volume, 481 pages, which may require extra postage for overseas audiences. An UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition, SIGNED by Coe on the full title page. Bookseller Inventory # 121146

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Title: Running My Life -- The Autobiography

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Color and B & W Photos

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing, Signed

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One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a "scrubby" municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. Breaking an incredible twelve world records, and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games—at Moscow in 1980, and at Los Angeles in 1984. The same passion galvanized Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if the UK won, it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing "sharp elbows" to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001, and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realize how he got there. This is his personal journey.

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Sebastian Coe is a world record-breaking middle-distance runner who won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal, at the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles in 1984. He was a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1992-97 and later, Chief of Staff to William Hague. He was created a life peer in 2000 and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to sport in 2006. Seb headed the Organising Committee for the London 2012 Games.

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