It has been achieved more recently than Coe's effort but the course has been shortened. Does that count? Coe only achieved the feat if you take into account that the sound of the last chime had not completely faded away. Will you allow that? The time taken for the chimes to sound varies depending on when the clock was last wound as well as the meteorological conditions of the day. So what time do you actually have to do the run? You might as well use the sundial!
- Aubrey Montague was depicted as a student at Cambridge; he went to Oxford.
- Lord Andrew Lindsay's character based on Burghley who did go to Cambridge but not at the same time as Harold Abrahams.
- Harold Abrahams achieves the Great Court Run in the film, but not in reality.
- Montague is said to be alive at the time of Abrahams' death; he'd been dead for 30 years.