Originally Posted by roberttennis54
You cannot compare the world wide appeal of rowing to that of something as simple as running. Rowing will never have the competition that Seb Coe had. You can also row at a high level for much longer. Seb Coe on the other hand was the kind of athlete you see once every few decades. His times were unbelievable. Even now he has the 3rd fastest ever 800 metre time. We are much more likely to see another Redgrave before we see a Coe.
yeah, but 5 in a row
1984 GOLD, 1988 GOLD, 1992 GOLD, 1996 GOLD, 2000 GOLD
and wot about Wiggins and Hoy?