Steve Prefontaine

Born 25 January 1951 in Coos Bay, OR (US), Steve Prefontaine was someone whom I admired even before I began running. Part of the admiration was because there was intense focus on his achievements (including his untimely death) in the local newspaper when I was in graduate school in the 1970s in Eugene, OR (US). Of course, he was more than a local hero; his running achievements are the stuff of near-legend. They’ve been the source for a couple of movies and many books. He did things with a flair that I can’t even imagine.


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  1. Pingback: HB, Mr. Prefontaine « John Wills Lloyd

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