Tom Byers -The Rabbit That Got Away(Oslo,1981)

Billed as a WR attempt with just about everybody who was anybody(except Coe),including current WR holder Steve Ovett,USA miler Byers, was there to pace the field through a fast time set off perfectly. Unfortunately everyone else got lost in a tactical race and he just kept going! Even Ovett's famed last lap kick couldn't quite catch Byers,who came home for a deserved victory and instant sporting fame.



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