Mile News Tagged Steve Prefontaine


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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That Pre Thing

April 01, 2013

He wasn’t always the fastest. Nor was he the most decorated. So four decades after his death, why is Steve Prefontaine still the most influential American runner ever?

By Michael Heald, Runner's World

The grandstand at Marshfield High School is nearly empty, but it seems like everyone in Coos...

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Leading Men: Bill Bowerman & Steve Prefontaine

April 02, 2006

At their first goal-setting session, Prefontaine announced to Bowerman that it was great that Bill was the finest coach of Milers, because that was the race he wanted to ultimately rule. Bowerman asked how fast he hoped to run. Pre said, “3:48.”

By Kenny Moore, Runner’s World, April 2006

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Miling to the Beat of a Different Drummer

July 10, 2000

"It is difficult for me to understand some of the things Gabe does... What a terrible thing it would be for anyone to temper those dreams."

By John Walters, Sports Illustrated

Even his birth was extraordinary. Gabe Jennings was born inside a teacherage–a house connected to a school–in a...

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My First Sub-4

May 06, 1967

Oregon Duck runs “free” to match Bannister’s month, day and time for Norway’s first sub-4 minute Mile

By Arne Kvalheim

I ran my first sub-4 minute Mile on Saturday, May 6, 1967. My time was 3:59.4. The day in May and the time corresponded with the first sub-4 Mile by Roger Bannister in 1954....

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