Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine

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Rodale, Dec 1, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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For five years, no American runner could beat him at any distance over a mile. But at the age of 24, with his best years still ahead, long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine finally lost. Driving alone at night after a party, Prefontaine crashed his sports car, putting a tragic, shocking end to the life and career of one of the most influential, accomplished runners of our time. From his humble origins in Coos Bay, Oregon, Pre became the first person to win four NCAA titles in one event. Year after year, he was virtually unbeatable. Instead of becoming one of the new breed of professional track athletes, Pre chose to stay amateur and fight for the adequate funding he felt American amateur athletes deserved. But Pre not only touched runners; his exciting racing technique as well as his maverick lifestyle made him a favorite of the fans. A race with Prefontaine in it was automatically an event. This is his story.
 

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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book. I really did, but it just fell flat. I don't feel like I understand one of the legends of my sport any better having read this. It was mostly a regurgitation of everything I've already read about Pre. Read full review

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User Review  - KevinJoseph - LibraryThing

I picked up a copy of this book because I was interested in learning more about Steve Prefontaine after seeing the two-page Nike advertisement in this month's "Rolling Stone," which features the ... Read full review

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Section 1
4
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
28
Section 5
31
Section 6
34
Section 7
36
Section 8
37
Section 12
76
Section 13
77
Section 14
84
Section 15
85
Section 16
117
Section 17
121
Section 18
129
Section 19
130

Section 9
39
Section 10
73
Section 11
75
Section 20
135
Section 21
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