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Runner Steve Prefontaine is still considered to be one of the greatest American runners in history. At one time he held the U.S. record for every long distance event and broke 19 national high school records in track. In college Prefontaine helped lead the University of Oregon to three NCAA Cross Country championships and four straight titles in the three-mile event. At the 1972 Olympics i…

Date of Birth: January 25, 1951
Date of Death: May 30, 1975


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"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die." Steve Prefontaine
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"I run to see who has the most guts." Steve Prefontaine
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"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." Steve Prefontaine
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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Steve Prefontaine
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"How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races? All my life people have been telling me, 'Your too small Pre', 'Your not fast enough Pre', 'Give up your foolish dream Steve'. But they forgot something, I HAVE TO WIN." Steve Prefontaine
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"I don't just go out there and run. I like to give people watching something exciting." Steve Prefontaine
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"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I loose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself." Steve Prefontaine
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"Something inside of me just said 'Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off." Steve Prefontaine
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"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine
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"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding." Steve Prefontaine
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"A lot of people run to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." Steve Prefontaine
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"How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?" Steve Prefontaine
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"I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it." Steve Prefontaine
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"What I want is to be number one." Steve Prefontaine
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"Most people race to see who is the fastest, I race to see who has the most guts." Steve Prefontaine
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"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more." Steve Prefontaine
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