British track star Sebastian Coe set a new world record for the one mile on Thursday ( 17 July) night, apparently without knowing what the old record was.
CU American Steve Scott leads Sebastian Coe of Britain with one and a half laps to go.
LV showing gap between leaders and rest of competitors.
LV Scott still leading Coe as they reach bend into front straight on third lap.
LV Coe finally overtakes Scott just before they get the bell for the final lap
LV COE, urged on by athlete on side of track, enters back straight for final time followed by Scott.
LV Coe clear entering final straight
LV showing distance between Coe and Scott, chased by rest of field in final straight.
Coe cheered on by crowd nears finish and crosses line, well ahead of other competitors.
LV athletes unwinding PAN Coe being photographed.
Coe holds cup on winner's rostrum.
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Background: British track star Sebastian Coe set a new world record for the one mile on Thursday ( 17 July) night, apparently without knowing what the old record was. Coe blasted round the Bislet Stadium in Oslo and won the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Golden Mile to clip 0.4 of a second off New Zealander John Walker's four-year -old world record of three minutes 49.4 seconds.
SYNOPSIS: It was Coe's second world record at the Bislet stadium in 12 days He first put himself in the athletic spotlight by trimming one point 07 seconds off Cuban Alberto Juantorena's 800 metres record set in Sofia two years ago.
Tuesday night's race was fast from the start. American Steve Lacy set a blistering pace by running the first lap in 57.5 seconds, and the second in 57 SECONDS.
CUE AT 22 FT 6.7 Meters 35 Secs Eventually, fellow American Steve Scott and Sebastian Coe took over, and when they reached the final bell -- timed at 2 minutes 52.0 seconds -- they had opened up a ten metres (yards) lead over the rest of the field.
Coe, who had been at Scott's shoulder for most of the race, pushed ahead and gradually burned off the American's challenge in the second part of the lap.
Coe still looked full of running when he hit the tape, having run the final lap ini 57 seconds, for a time of 3 minutes 49.0 seconds.
Coe now plans to tackle the 15 hundred metre at next year's Moscow Olympics