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

Paperback. Pub Date :1997-03-15 Pages: 176 Language: English Publisher: Rodale Press The story of Americas greatest running legend.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.More than 20 years later. Pre continues to influence the running world.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 Americ...

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