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Thursday, 20 June, 2002, 08:54 GMT 09:54 UK

Seb Coe

Seb Coe was one of the greatest middle-distance runners ever, with four Olympic medals to his name and breaking an astonishing 12 world records during his career.

It comes as a huge shock, therefore, not to see his name amongst the honours at the Commonwealth Games.

"I've enjoyed being associated with the Games but I can't claim any great success at them,"claims Coe.

Despite his love for athletics 45-year-old Seb says he's quite happy to be involved on the other side of the track these days.

Up until recently he had been too busy running the office of William Hague, to run for fun.

He also had a five-year spell as MP for Falmouth and Cambourne just a couple of years after his retirement from competetive athletics in 1990, he is however still involved with the sport.

Seb will be contributing to Five Live's output during the Games and is looking forward to the job.

"I'm slightly biased about this but I certainly think that the Five Live team is as good as you'll get in any commentary team in the world."


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