“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”
Steve Roland “Pre” Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) was an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics. Prefontaine once held the American record in seven different distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters. Steve Prefontaine died in May 30, 1975 at the age of 24 in an auto accident. Steve Prefontaine, Jim Ryun, Frank Shorter, and Bill Rodgers generated considerable media coverage which helped inspire the 1970s running boom.
When I ran varsity track in High School (La Salle Academy) Steve Prefontaine was my idol. He died 4 days before I graduated.
Steve “Pre” Prefontaine
International Track Star – Running Legend!
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