Freddy Ovett is the son of 1980 Olympic champion at 800 meters and bronze medalist at the 1,500 meters, Steve Ovett. Freddy spent much of his life in Australia.
I met him at the 2012 Olympic Trials, with his father, and they seemed like a pretty close father- son, which, from my perspective is great. Hopefully, his father has given him the benefit of his experience with being the one of the best athletes of his era: Ovett and Coe were the mile and 1,500m for those great summers.
Elijah Greer, photo by Cheryl Treworgy/Pretty Sporty
Freddy wrote this piece for a UK based web site. It has caught some interest with our friends at Letsrun.com.
Well, written, Freddy complemented his experience at Oregon and the chance to interact with elite athletes like Matt Centrowitz and Nick Symmonds. He also complemented Symmonds and Centro for their talents off the track as well. And he did it with some subtlety.
I hope Freddy Ovett continues to write, he has a very nice, relaxed style and approach.