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Steve Prefontaine dead, but not forgotten

Big Dog and Randee paying tribute to the legend,
Big Dog and Randee paying tribute to the legend,

Steve Prefontaine died on May 30, 1975 at the age of 24 in a tragic car accident in Eugene, Oregon.  Considered the greatest American distance runner of his time, Prefontaine was a college phenomemon who set American records in every distance from the 2000 meters to 10000 meters and from 2 miles to 6 miles.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

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June 2, 2009 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , | Leave a comment

Scholarship 5K run/walk on Sunday

Members of the Big Island Road Runners pose for a photo

Members of the Big Island Road Runners pose for a photo

SCHOLARSHIP 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 7

       The Big Island Road Runners will play host to the Fourth Annual Scholarship 5K run/walk on Sunday, June 7 in the parking area of Moku Ola, Coconut Island in Hilo.

     Starting time is 7 am; with a sign-up fee of $2 to non BIRR members and post race refreshments and scholarship award ceremony to follow the run/walk.

      BIRR is awarding a $1000 college scholarship to Keaau’s Amy Eriksson and Waiakea’s Bryce Harada.

      Both Eriksson and Harada are their schools valedictorians and will be on hand to receive their awards.

     For more information call 969-7400.

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Events, Health and Fitness, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , | Leave a comment