Steve Prefontaine
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"1500 metres/1500 meters": 3:38.1 "Mile run/Mile": 3:54.6 "3000 metres/3000 meters": 7:42.6 "Two miles/2-mile": 8:18.29 "5000 meters": 13:21.87 "10,000 meters": 27:43.6

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"Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine" was an American Long-distance running/middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics/1972 Olympics. Prefontaine once held the American record in seven different distance track events from the 2000 metres/2,000 meters to the 10,000 metres/10,000 meters. Prefontaine died in May 1975 at the age of 24 in an auto accident.

Prefontaine, Jim Ryun, Frank Shorter, and Bill Rodgers (athlete)/Bill Rodgers generated considerable media coverage which helped inspire the Running boom of the 1970s/1970s "running boom". Prefontaine was often known for his mustache and his long locks of hair that parted as he ran.

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