Video of the Week: Steve Prefontaine

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In 1972 Steve Prefontaine set the American record in the 1972 5k (13:22.8) and was set to compete in the 1972 Olympic Games. The race shown in this video is the epitome of drive and determination. You can practically feel the lactic acid building up in your legs and your lungs as you watch it. Perhaps it was the impetus for his famous quote, “Someone may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”

Pre also said, “A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding.”

Please take a look and see what this race does for you.

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One Comment
  1. hunter williams on November 27th at 12:28 pm

    go pre you rock