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Steve Prefontaine wins the 1970 NCAA Cross Country Championship 6-mile race, Nov 23, at Williamsburg, VA | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Steve Prefontaine wins the 1970 NCAA Cross Country Championship 6-mile race, Nov 23, at Williamsburg, VA | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Never-Before-Seen Photo of Steve Prefontaine Surfaces

Never-Before-Seen Photo of Steve Prefontaine Surfaces

How a Eugene newspaper unearthed a rare photo of the legendary runner on the anniversary of his death.

Steve Prefontaine at the June 25, 1971 AAU Three-Mile championship in Eugene, Oregon. Pre wins in 12:58.6. Frank Shorter left, number 117 is Steve Stageberg. In rear Len Hilton.

Steve Prefontaine at the June 25, 1971 AAU Three-Mile championship in Eugene, Oregon. Pre wins in 12:58.6. Frank Shorter left, number 117 is Steve Stageberg. In rear Len Hilton.

"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."    - Steve Prefontaine

"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." - Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine (center) works out with French runner Michel Jazy (left), and US distance Runners Frank Shorter (right front), Howell Michael (right rear), and Rick Riley (in glasses), in a Paris park. The Americans were in Europe for a series of m  Am I too old? I'm older, heavily overweight, and out of shape. I also haven't worked out in years. Is this program going to be too hard for me to follow?  mikiesenterprises.com

Steve Prefontaine (center) works out with French runner Michel Jazy (left), and US distance Runners Frank Shorter (right front), Howell Michael (right rear), and Rick Riley (in glasses), in a Paris park. The Americans were in Europe for a series of m Am I too old? I'm older, heavily overweight, and out of shape. I also haven't worked out in years. Is this program going to be too hard for me to follow? mikiesenterprises.com

The Godfather of Distance Running! Nike running shoes were first made for Pre's feet. He revolutionized our sport and made enormous break throughs in the industry.

The Godfather of Distance Running! Nike running shoes were first made for Pre's feet. He revolutionized our sport and made enormous break throughs in the industry.

1973 NCAA champs U of Oregon men's cross country team. Rear l-r: Coach Bill Dellinger, Dave Taylor, Gary Barger, Randy James, Scott Daggatt, Coach Bill Bowerman; front l-r: Terry Williams, Steve Prefontaine, Tom Hale

1973 NCAA champs U of Oregon men's cross country team. Rear l-r: Coach Bill Dellinger, Dave Taylor, Gary Barger, Randy James, Scott Daggatt, Coach Bill Bowerman; front l-r: Terry Williams, Steve Prefontaine, Tom Hale

Another victory lap for Pre before his fans at Oregon's Hayward field,

Another victory lap for Pre before his fans at Oregon's Hayward field,

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