Steve Prefontaine

American long-distance runner (1951–1975)

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 25, 1951May 30, 1975) was an American middle and long-distance runner. He was primarily a long-distance runner who once held the American record in the seven distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters.

Steve Prefontaine


  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
    • Tom Jordan, Pre: Americas Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine, ISBN 0875964575

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