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Steve Prefontaine

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.

The real Coos Bay kid! Go Pre!

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. The epitome of a runner, and a mustache. Yes, I am in love with a ghost.

Steve Prefontaine. NCAA Cross Country Nationals.

The real Coos Bay kid! Go Pre!

There's a series of 10 plaques placed around town honoring Steve Prefontaine depicting quotes and records he held at the time of his death.

Prefontaine's gravesite afte the Prefontaine Memorial Run, Coos Bay, OR

Pre's gravesite at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Oregon

Letter written by Steve Prefontaine shortly before his death to his High School Coach, Walt McClure. The full letter is available for download

The last time Steve was in Coos Bay, 1975 at the exhibition race at marshfield High School. Photo courtesy of the Worthen Family.

One of my favorite photos of Steve Prefontaine, from 1967 Yearbook, Marshfield High School, Coos Bay.