"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More Steve Prefontaine on Wikipedia.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.Steve Prefontaine
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.Steve Prefontaine