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Running with the Big Dog

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.”

June 2, 2009 - Posted by | Profiles | , , , ,

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