Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy 60th Pre

From Alicia...

Thought this YouTube video of Prefontaine (and others) in the 1971 three-mile AAU championship might be bloggable on the Pickled site. The link comes from my HS cross country coach.

Below is a link to a video of the 1971 National Champioship 3-mile race with Steve Prefontaine, Frank Shorter and Gerry Lindgren among others.  Great stuff.  Shorter would go on to become the 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion.  Lindgren had held the American open and collegiate records for 3 miles and was a monster trainer sometimes averaging over 300 miles per week for over a month.  
What was Pre's quote in our final exam last year?  
"Some people run to see who has the best time, I run to see who has the most guts."

1 comment:

Pete said...

What a fun 10 minute break. Watching him turn on the gas in the last two laps is quite a sight. Impressive. And fun. Thanks Alicia and Dennis.