Coos Bay's favorite son. Pre Lives!
The shoes Steve Prefontaine wore while running the race in which he set his first American record are on display at the Coos Art Museum. The 5,000-meter race took place on July 3, 1971. Pre's time was 13:30.4.
he may not be, by definition, "pretty," but pre is a god. and, as i attempt to wrangle my body back into long-distance running shape this year, i'll be looking to his fearless abandon on the track to keep my sad little legs a-runnin'. "to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." steve prefontaine fit, steveprefontain, lifehack quotesstev, quotesstev prefontain, steve prefontain, pre live, sport, inspir, motiv
steve prefontaine. he would be 60 now. i have no words for how inspirational he has been to me. how he ran a race, that's the thing.
Prefontaine and Lobo
Steve Prefontaine. Hero.
There's something about Steve
The last time Steve was in Coos Bay, 1975 at the exhibition race at marshfield High School. Photo courtesy of the Worthen Family.