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A correction


Thanks to the eagle-eyed reader who has spotted this. In the book I write:

“As a boy, Coe was sent away for a weekend to train with David Hemery, the Olympic gold medallist in the 110 metres hurdles. Much of the talk was given over to the joys of athletics and the potential for each runner to realise his or her ambitions. Then Hemery paused. With emphasis, he said, ‘You’re all going to get injuries, and the true worth of an athlete will always come to the fore when he is injured.’”

Hemery, of course, won gold in the 1968 Olympics at the 400m hurdles…