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Steve Prefontaine's Biography

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) was an American middle and long-distance runner. Prefontaine once held the American record in the seven distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters. Prefontaine died at the age of 24 in a car accident.

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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine, Nike, reception, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine, Nike, reception, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
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Steve Prefontaine News Stories

  • US luger overcomes obstacles on Olympic odyssey

      News Source: The Olympia | 2 months ago
    The doubles team of Christian Niccum and Jayson Terdiman of the United States brake in the finish area during the men's doubles luge training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Russia Christian
  • CU Buffs eager to host cross country championships for first time in Pac-12

      News Source: Denver Post | 6 months ago
    Transition into the Pac-12 has been rough for the Colorado football team, but Front Range cross country fans have looked forward to this weekend since CU joined the league in 2011. On Saturday, CU hosts the Pac-12 cross country championships for the
  • The United Sports of America

      News Source: Herald Net | 7 months ago
    Baseball can call itself the national pastime until the sun burns out, but the correct answer is good old American football. Next question: If every state in the union had to choose an official sport, what would they pick? Football, football,

Steve Prefontaine Blogs

  • Damian Lillard, The People's Champ | Searching For Akili ...

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Steve Prefontaine redefined what we expected from athletes. He embodied the idea that the spirit of an athlete is what will prevail in competition; that to do less than one's best is to sacrifice the gift. Lillard has the same “I play angry”
  • GeekNation | Celebrate The 2014 Winter Olympics With These ...

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    During the time period after “My So Called Life” and before Requiem For A Dream, Leto starred as Steve Prefontaine in the 1997 film Prefontaine about the Olympic runner who was killed in a car crash 3 years after the 1972 Olympics.
  • Dog Talk with John Logan | Archway

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Tossup between my two heroes of different aspects of my life, Eminem (music) and Steve Prefontaine (running). I think I'd have to go with Eminem just because of his incredible prestige. Plus I'm really curious how it feels to be a Rap God. 4.

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