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The Running Network's Jeff Benjamin (Center) hangs with Eamonn Coghlan (Left) and Sebastian Coe (Right) at the Runners World Magazine 25th Anniversary Gala Photo By Victah Sailer
This is part 2 of the 3 part series on Seb Coe and his 41 days of World Records in 1979, written by Jeff Benjamin. This second piece is on the second WR, the mile!

1979 seb 1.jpegMother Angela with Seb Coe, photo copyright The Daily Mail UK

1979 Seb coe 2.jpegDave Morecroft (2-), Rod Dixon (9), Frank Clement, Seb Coe (5), the 1976 AAA Champs, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

1979 seb coe 3.jpegRod Dixon, Seb Coe, the 1976 AAA Champs, photo by Shutterstock, copyright with Shutterstock

This is part 1 of the three part series by Jeff Benjamin on the 40th anniversary of Seb Coe's 41 Days in 1979. This piece is on the 800m World Record. I recall the 800m record making the National news back in 1979. This piece brings back memories.

KJT 5.JPGKaterina Johnson Thompson, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

This is a light hearted piece on Katerine Johnson-Thompson, as she prepares for the heptathlon in Doha. Stuart wrote this as his last column on the British Championships/World Trials.

The long jump is one of the tough competitions in the British Trials...this is the second piece on Day 2 by Stuart Weir.


Abi.jpgAbigail Irozuru, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

BL_27240_2019082540907977_20190826112836.JPGJessie Judd, 5000m, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Wightman.JPGJake Wightman, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

W800.jpgThe women's 800m, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

The first column of day 2, by Stuart Weir, is on the distance events. Most of the events were held on Day 2. We thank Stuart Weir for his ability to help us appreciate a different approach to selecting teams for global events.

1169985464.jpgWomen's steeplechase, 24 August 2019, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

The women's steeplechase is a relatively new event to global athletics. The event is actually one of the most iconic events in the sport and it is challenging to the final step. Stuart Weir wrote about the happy finish to this Championship event. This is his 4th piece for Day 1 of the British Trials.

1169949729.jpgThe men's 100m, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

The men's 100 meters at the British Trials were also fascinating. The British system, to an American, is much more complicated, but also, as Stuart Weir explains, complex once again.

1169949528.jpgDina Asher-Smith, Championship record, 100m, August 24, 2019, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

1169949644.jpgThe 100m champion, Dina Asher-Smith, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

This is the third column on Day 1 of British Championships by Stuart Weir for 24 August 2019. The battle for second was facinating.

Stuart Weir wrote this on the field events for day 1. Weir's observations on how field events are treated in UK as opposed to USA are fascinating. The British champs have similarities to USATF champs, but also some strong differences.

Sophie McKinna .jpgSophia McKinna, makes Doha shot put standard, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

20190824_121336.jpgAugust 24, 2019, Alexander Stadium, photo by Stuart Weir

Brit.JPGThe mascot, photo by Stuart Weir

The British Championships are a fascinating couple of days. Stuart Weir covered the event for RunBlogRun. We thank him for his coverage.

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