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Steve Prefontaine

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STEVE PREFONTAINE || WHAT IT TAKES TO BE GREAT

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Steve Prefontaine vs Gerry Lindgren in 2 Mile, 1969

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Steve Prefontaine Story

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Steve Prefontaine Without Limits 1972 Munich Race

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Steve Prefontaine's Gutsy 5000m at the 1972 Olympics (Final 1500m)

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics. Prefontaine held American records in seven different distance track events, from 2,000 to 10,000 meters; he died at age 24 in an automobile accident near his residence in Eugene, Oregon.
  • Personal 

  • High school (1965–69) 

  • University of Oregon (1970–73) 

  • After college (1974–75) 

  • Death 

  • In popular culture 

  • Competition record