Sebastian Coe tips Jake Wightman to challenge for unprecedented treble

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  • Wightman now aiming for Commonwealth and European gold
  • Coe says ‘no reason’ 1500m world champion can’t win both

Sebastian Coe has hailed Jake Wightman’s stunning 1500m world championship gold in Eugene and says it shows Britain has its greatest generation of middle-distance runners since the glory days of the 70s and 80s.

The World Athletics president also urged Wightman to take advantage of his “purple patch” by winning an unprecedented treble of world, Commonwealth and European gold in the next month.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Eugene
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