Athlete Profile

Steve Ovett

  • COUNTRY Great Britain & N.I. Great Britain & N.I.
  • DATE OF BIRTH 9 OCT 1955
  • COUNTRY Great Britain & N.I. Great Britain & N.I.
  • DATE OF BIRTH 9 OCT 1955
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 1:44.09 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 31 AUG 1978
1000 Metres 2:15.91 Koblenz 06 SEP 1979
1500 Metres 3:30.77 Rieti 04 SEP 1983
One Mile 3:48.40 Koblenz 26 AUG 1981
2000 Metres 4:57.71 Oslo (Bislett) 07 JUL 1982
3000 Metres 7:41.3 Wattenscheid 23 SEP 1977
5000 Metres 13:20.06 Belfast 30 JUN 1986
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1984 1:52.28 Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 06 AUG
1980 1:45.40 Moskva 26 JUL
1978 1:44.09 Praha (Stadion Rošický) 31 AUG
1976 1:45.44 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 25 JUL
1000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1979 2:15.91 Koblenz 06 SEP
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1984 3:36.55 Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 10 AUG
1983 3:30.77 Rieti 04 SEP
1981 3:31.57 Budapest 29 JUL
1980 3:31.36 Koblenz 27 AUG
1977 3:34.45 Düsseldorf (Rheinstadion) 03 SEP
1976 3:37.89 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 29 JUL
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1983 3:50.49 Oslo (Bislett) 23 AUG
1981 3:48.40 Koblenz 26 AUG
1980 3:48.8 Oslo 01 JUL
1979 3:49.57 London 31 AUG
2000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1982 4:57.71 Oslo (Bislett) 07 JUL
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1977 7:41.3 Wattenscheid 23 SEP
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1987 13:28.68 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 04 SEP
1986 13:20.06 Belfast 30 JUN
Honours - 800 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
XXIII Olympic Games 8 1:52.28 Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 06 AUG 1984
XXII Olympic Games 1 1:45.40 Moskva 26 JUL 1980
XXI Olympic Games 5 1:45.44 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 25 JUL 1976
Honours - 1500 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
XXIII Olympic Games f DNF Los Angeles (Memorial Coliseum) 11 AUG 1984
1st IAAF World Championships in Athletics 4 3:42.34 Helsinki (Olympic Stadium) 14 AUG 1983
XXII Olympic Games 3 3:38.99 Moskva 01 AUG 1980
1st IAAF World Cup in Athletics 1 3:34.45 Düsseldorf (Rheinstadion) 03 SEP 1977
XXI Olympic Games 1h2 3:37.89 Montréal (Olympic Stadium) 29 JUL 1976
Honours - 5000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
2nd IAAF World Championships in Athletics 10 13:33.49 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 06 SEP 1987