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Galen Rupp..why you so fast

Galen Rupp Photos Photos: 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Galen Rupp Photos Photos - Galen Rupp reacts after winning the Men's meter run on day one of the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Hayward Field on June 2011 in Eugene, Oregon.

Ten Steve Prefontaine Quotes To Get You Motivated and Ready to Run! - Oregon’s Adventure Coast

"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift" -Steve Prefontaine

Galen Rupp running 10k in Olympics. First medal in a distance event for Americans in nearly 50 years.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, ." Galen Rupp running in Olympics. First medal in a distance event for Americans in nearly 50 years.

“You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”     Steve Prefontaine

Prefontaine and Gerry Lindgren "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 an exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.

We're not saying it was definitely Steve's mustache that helped him set American records for seven different distance track events, but we know it definitely didn't hurt.

Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine (January 1951 – May was an American middle and long-distance runner. Prefontaine once held the American record in the seven distance track events from the meters to the meters.

Prefontaine- running legend/ my running motivation.

Steve Prefontaine with winning trophy after setting a new US record in the in a US vs USSR All Stars meet at Edwards Field, Berkeley, CA, July 1971