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Steve Prefontaine started his running career at Marshfield High School and became 1 the most sought soon after runners in the United States. He was undefeated in cross country and track his junior and senior year. Pre was very versatile and could run a 1:54 800 meter to a 13:52 5000 meter race. His senior year at Marshfield High School he set the American record inside the two mile run.

Steve Prefontaine continued on with operating career and produced the 1972 Olympic team inside the 5000 meter run. He ran a gutsy race and led the majority of the last mile, but ended up 4th,http://www.vincinibottier.com/freerunnike.be.php, one place out of the medals. Pre was an icon in Oregon and individuals would fill the seats at Hayward Field to watch Steve run. He never lost a race at Hayward field and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. His fans would cheer from him in the mere web site of him. Just before it was stated and completed Steve Prefontaine he broke his own or other American records 14 various occasions.

Coach Bill Bowerman of the University of Oregon took notice of Pre’s talent and recruited him heavily. The fall of 1969 Steve Prefontaine showed up on campus and ran cross country within the fall. By the time he finished his career at Oregon University he won an impressive seven NCAA national titles: three in cross country, 1970, 1971, and 1973 and 4 within the three-mile in track,http://vrayart.com/wp/freerun3mint.php, ’70,http://www.bezglad.com/airfreerunsneakers.php, ’71 ’72 and ’73. Steve Prefontaine was also the very first athlete to win four consecutive NCAA track titles inside the very same occasion. He also held eight collegiate records including the three mile and 6 mile races in which have not been broken.

Steve Prefontaine was born January 25, 1951 within the small town of Coos Bay, Oregon. His father Raymond, was a carpenter and his mother Elfriede was a seamstress from Germany. Steve Prefontaine was a common high school boy and wanted to play football along with the traditional sports. Prefontaine although was too little for these sports and decided to run.

Steve Prefontaine died on May 30, 1975 driving residence from a track meet he put on earlier that day. He had just set the American record inside the 5000 meter race and his MG convertible sports automobile hit a rock and overturned killing him. Pre was only 24 years old. The news of his death shocked the running community globe wide.

Steve Prefontaine was also involved with his community. He volunteered at Roosevelt Junior High School and began a running club in the Oregon State Prison,http://smartwatchesshop.ru/store/hotfreerunpunch.php. He usually corresponded with several in the inmates to give them hope. He was extremely outspoken how the Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) treated the amateur athletes. If it were not for him track and field athletes of nowadays wouldn’t be inside the bargaining position they’re in.

Steve Prefontaine’s legacy will live on forever. There have been two movies about his life and there is a track meet held in his honor each year. The Prefontaine Classic is held Hayward field featuring several of the ideal track and field athletes of the world. High and college runners preserve his memory alive by posting some of his well-known quotes on there shirts,http://theelephantshop.com/coralrun.php. So long as there is certainly track and field Steve Prefontaine will constantly be remembered.

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