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The all-time top Colemanballs - as selected by 'Private Eye'

"... some names to look forward to - perhaps in the future."

"He's 31 this year. Last year he was 30."

"And with an alphabetical irony Nigeria follows New Zealand."

"I don't think he's ever lost a race at 200 metres, except at 400..."

"There's a mistake on the scoreboard: they're only showing his Christian names, Ismail Ibrahim."

"At the English Schools Athletics Championships, you can see the youngsters of the future."

"I was keeping my legs and fingers crossed for him."

"It's a race that the Kenyans have dominated - but, looking at the records, it's the first time they've won it."