Mile News Tagged Steve Prefontaine


We Must Change the Narrative Around Women’s Sports

August 26, 2017

Bring Back the Mile, a website and community that promotes and celebrates the Mile as a preeminent distance in the United States, has done an excellent job of tracking the American women who have broken 4:30.

By Sally Bergesen, Outside

“What’s the equivalent of the 4 minute Mile for women?”...

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Matt Centrowitz Q&A

June 01, 2017

I started out wanting to be a quarter Miler... Then I realized that wasn’t happening so I moved over to the Mile with Jim Ryun and Marty Liquori being the guys I admired.

By Gary Cohen

Matt Centrowitz is a two-time U.S. Olympian in the 1500 meters in 1976 in Montreal, Canada, and in the 5000...

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A Falcon and a Duck Made the Pre Classic Fly

May 25, 2017

Without a doubt, though, the big, highly anticipated Mile race - Wottle vs. Pre - established this meet as the USA’s must-see outdoor invitational.

By Jesse Squire, Citius Mag

The Prefontaine Classic might not exist without Bowling Green. I am not making this up.

I ran at Bowling Green...

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Running Legends Primer for the Younger Generation

October 23, 2016

Rodgers, Ryun, Decker Slaney, Lindgren & Prefontaine

By Rodney Harwood, Columbia Basin Herald

I realize the “Running Boom” done boomed, and I’ll be the first to tell you I can’t name a single American distance runner in the past 20 years. Well, except for Galen Rupp, who became the first U.S....

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Webb Says Centrowitz 1500 Gold Represents Century of Dedication

August 23, 2016

"Look at not just Matt, but so many other Americans and how far distance running has come in the last ten years. I hope I've played a small part in that."

By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved; used with permission

FALMOUTH, Mass. (21-Aug) -- Four...

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Pre & Me

May 26, 2016

I told myself there was much to be learned from such a display of passion, whether you were running a Mile or a company.

By Phil Knight, for Runner's World

Excerpted from Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. Copyright © 2016 by Phil Knight. Reprinted by permission of...

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Steve Prefontaine was great, but Rod Dixon was better

July 10, 2015

Kiwi had incredible range: Olympic 1500 bronze medalist, 3:53 Miler, two-time World Cross Country medalist, NYC Marathon champion and more!

By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated

A collective outburst of veneration followed the all too early death of Oregon running legend Steve...

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40 Years of Prefontaine: Legend

June 01, 2015

“Pre was a rebel from a working-class background, a guy full of cockiness and guts,” said Nike co-founder Phil Knight. “Pre’s spirit is the cornerstone of this company’s soul.”

From Nike.com

In 1973, two years after the Nike brand was born and the first Swoosh adorned shoes, the nascent...

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What Makes Pre So Special

May 21, 2015

For them, Pre ran his workout Mile in 3:58.3 and coughed blood at the end. And then, his lungs gravely wounded, he found a bullhorn and thanked the people for their support.

By Jeff Johnson, Competitor

Although Steve Prefontaine continues to be widely remembered, idolized and celebrated 40...

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1973 Hayward Field Restoration: Prefontaine takes on Wottle

October 14, 2014

“I can remember just thinking that to me it was one person wins, one person loses, but he had the perspective that I wished I had. He kind of knew that often times, it’s not you. It’s your competitors and your coach and all the other things. It all mixes together to develop a world class runner."...

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