Middle distance running in the UK had is best period during
the 1980s with the likes of Coe, Cram and Ovett.
Their running embodied all the essentials of great middle distance running,
which is a combination of speed and endurance. They also proved that there are
many different ways to win in the middle distances.
Coe was very quick over 400m and therefore was running well within himself
in races, producing and action which looked as if he floated round the track.
Ovett was more powerful and ran strong races, often with a great finish.
Cram was renouned for his long runs from home, often taking on the field
with 400-600m to go in a 1500m race and just running the finish out of his opponents.