May 30, 2018
"It was his attitude of that ultra confidence. It wasn’t so much about the running. It was about his spirit. There was something kind of magical."
By Andrew Greif, The Oregonian / OregonLive
COOS BAY — Linda Prefontaine thought she’d never move back to her hometown.
But not only did she...
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?”...
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...
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...
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
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FALMOUTH, Mass. (21-Aug) -- Four...
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...
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...
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.”
In 1973, two years after the Nike brand was born and the first Swoosh adorned shoes, the nascent...
May 20, 2015
Heroes like Steve Prefontaine never really die. They live on in our hearts and perform their warrior deeds on the big screens of memory and imagination. They define the excellence to which we aspire. They arouse our spirits. They fire our souls.
By Jeff Johnson
Although Steve Prefontaine...
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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