Long time ago, I decided not to read the posts of Coevett anymore for good reasons. But since all the threads regarding Coe/Cram/Ovett/Aouita are full of his posts (for sure he can do this) by mistake I couldn't completely avoid his posts. He pretends to be a fighter for some "clean" sport and to denounce any "doper" in the history of athletics (for sure he knows them exactly). When in fact his only interest is to show the world that his heros Coe, Cram, Ovett are the only great runners who ever stepped on an running track (and for sure did this "clean" while most of the others were heavily doped).
Well, for the few people on this board, who are not completely biased and are still able and willing to use their brain, here are a few FACTS regarding Coevett:
To denounce Aouita (and therefore to highten his heros Coe etc.) he accepts to lie in any sort.
He writes of Aouita as an 1:50/3:40 runner before his (middle distance) breakthrough, even after I have told him several times that this is completely wrong. But he is not interested in facts, when they just don't fit his agenda (that Aouita is one of the worst persons on this planet) enough.
I saw that he still writes that Aouita "dodged" Coe in Zürich 84, when in fact the opposite seems more probable (Coe:" It seems we can't have both..."). Analysing the two races from Zürich 84 (1500m with Coe and Mile with Aouita) shows a very small advantage of the splits of Coe's race (one or two tenths). Yet, for Coevett this is a "proof" that Coe would have beaten Aouita in LA.
In an unbelievable conversation with him some while ago, I just pointed on all the wrong numbers which Coevett gave (for example he didn't even know that Aouita was the first under 7:30 for 3000m - and for myself, I think I can say that with the pure facts regarding the "numbers" in athletics, not many will "beat" me). Yet, in almost any of these, he just was not able to just accept that (and maybe even to say a thank you to me for correcting him). He either continues with his wrong "facts", or you will not hear a single word about it again.
For Coevett, Steve Ovett is the greatest distance runner in history. A runner who has medaled in ONE global championships. He has Ovett at 12:55 (no PEDs) and 12:35 (with PEDs) over 5000m (very obvious where he got these numbers, the one betters Aouita's PB, the other the WR). A runner who has never beaten 13:20. For me. Ovett clearly is a "good one". I like his character and I think he is an very honest person (for sure I totaly can be wrong, since I don't know him personally). Yet, even when a "good one" does bad things, it's exactly that: bad. In the 1980 Olympic 800m final, Ovett has put both his hands on the shoulders of the two runners ahead of him in an (failed) attempt to pass them when in fact there was just no room to do so (the british commentator: "...and there he goes, bursting through..."). In another scene, Ovett puts Wagenknecht one meter adrift. He clearly should have been disqualified for this behavior. For Coevett: "In these days, this was normal...". His bias doesn't know any limit.
Sorry, when this is a little bit out of context, but I think for the unbiased people (not many in letsrun, I know) I think this is some important info.
What a race Coe-Aouita would have been, while both in prime! What an unbelievable shame for both of them, that they have not raced against each other at all.
And to the other subject, Coevett might think to be the Nr. 1 expert on this planet: For sure there are good arguments that Aouita may have used illegal methods to improve his performances. But not close to the 100%++ Coevett wants to convince anybody. But for sure, someone like him never puts a "in my opinion this is a good argument for..." or something like this in front of some reasoning. I'm pretty sure that a notorious lier like him is not at all really interested in some clean sport. His main interest seems to show that his three heros are the only great runners who ever lived. What a laughable standard.