Thursday, December 12, 2013

1972 Olympic 800m Final - Dave Wottle

I love getting links from folks of classic track races in past championship races.  There are some out there that are pure gold.  This is a good example.  I never knew much about Dave Wottle growing up as being from the UK I was completely surrounded by the legends of Coe, Cram and Ovett et al.

I won't spoil the ending but check out how far back he is in the early going.  What a great example of control and pacing, not to mention confidence.  Enjoy!