Steve Ovett

Steve Ovett
Ovett in Toronto (1986)
Personal information
Born (1955-10-09) 9 October 1955 (age 62)
Brighton, Sussex
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
Event(s)1500 metres, Mile
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 metres: 1:44.09[1]
1500 metres: 3:30.77[1]
Mile: 3:48.40[1]
3000 metres: 7:41.3[1]
2-mile: 8:13.51[1]

Stephen Michael James "Steve" Ovett OBE (t/; born 9 October 1955), is a former middle-distance runner from England. He was a gold medalist in the 800 metres at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, and set world records for 1500 metres and the mile run.

Early life

Born in Brighton, Sussex, and educated at Varndean Grammar School (now Varndean College), Ovett was a talented teenage athlete. As a youngster, he showed great promise as a footballer, but gave it up for athletics, because he did not want to play a sport where he would have to rely on teammates.[citation needed]

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