1182Top 10 Team GB moments

Top 10 Team GB moments

We’re getting into the Olympic spirit early by looking back at some of the greatest running moments by British stars of the track. From the heartbreaking efforts of Derek Redmond to the double gold-medal winning performances of Dame Kelly Holmes, here are 10 of the best, but who gets your vote?

The Awesome Foursome

The 1991 Men’s 4x400m relay team were rank outsider behind an American quartet who were hot favourites to take gold at the Tokyo World Champs. But the foursome of Roger Black, Derek Redmond, John Regis and Kriss Akabusi had other ideas… Loading...
The Awesome Foursome


The golden oldie

Linford Christie became the oldest man to win Olympic 100m gold in Barcelona in 1992 when he fended off favourite Leroy Burrell from the USA to win in 9.96 seconds and put British sprinting back on top. Loading...
The golden oldie


Gunnell’s glory

Sally Gunnell went into the final of the 1992 Olympic 400m hurdles as a genuine contender in a strong field who’d done battle in all the major races in the preceding two years. Could she get it right on the biggest occasion of them all? Loading...
Gunnell's glory


One for the wife

The Americans were missing from the 1980 Moscow Olympics but 100m victory for Alan Wells was no less sweet. Roared on by wife and coach Margot, Wells not only won, but he managed it from the outside lane, too. Loading...
One for the wife


Kelly’s heroics

Reaching the latter years of a career that had seen Kelly Holmes miss out on the major prizes in both her events, she arrived at the 2004 Athens Olympics fit and ready to have one last tilt at both the 800 and 1500m titles. Loading...
Kelly's heroics


His father’s son

400m medal hope Derek Redmond lined up for his semi-final at the ’92 games expected to cruise into the final. 150m in his hamstring betrayed him. What followed remains one of the most heart-rending scenes in Olympic track history Loading...
His father's son


Ovett V Coe

Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe were the Blur and Oasis of the track in the early 1980s, and their rivalry came to a head in Moscow as they went toe to toe in the 800 and 1500m finals. Loading...
Ovett V Coe


Seb does the double

Coe overcame serious illness in 1984 and claimed another silver in the 800 in Los Angeles four years later. He had a young upstart and new World Champion by the name of Steve Cram to contend with in defence of his 1500m title. Loading...
Seb does double


Oh, what a finish

American favourite Sanya Richards had 400m gold in her back pocket coming off the bend in Beijing in 2008. Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu had other ideas, however. Loading...
Oh what a finish


Yanks spanked

British sprinting wasn’t regarded as a global powerhouse in 2004, but at the Athens Olympics, the fast men made their point when Mark Lewis-Francis held off triple 100m world champion Maurice Greene in the last leg to win a famous gold. Loading...
Yanks spanked


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