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London 2012 supremo Sebastian Coe to publish autobiography in November

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Among his many reasons to hope the London Olympics is a resounding success, Sebastian Coe can now include his autobiography, due to be published in November.

The double gold medal-winner and head of the London 2012 Organising Committee has agreed a deal with publishers Hodder and Stoughton for a memoir to be released on November 8th.

As well as telling the story of the successful bid to bring the Games to this country, which Coe led, and his subsequent role in making them happen, the book will cover Coe's achievements as a middle-distance runner, winning four Olympic medals including the 1,500 metres gold in 1980 and 1984, plus his career in politics.

He became a Conservative MP in 1992 and was former leader William Hague’s chief of staff.  He was made a life peer in 2000.

Hodder’s sports editor Roddy Bloomfield said: "It is naturally a great honour for Hodder that Seb Coe has finally accepted our proposal. At last, we can expect to be allowed inside the mind of one of the most successful British athletes of all time."

Coe, who collaborated with journalist David Miller in a number of titles covering his career on the track, more recently wrote a book on leadership, drawing on his experiences in sport, politics and business, entitled The Winning Mind: What it Takes to Become a True Champion.

Read more about The Winning Mind at amazon.co.uk

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