Monday Morning Motivation – Prefontaine

Sports Illustrated magazine cover with Steve Prefontaine on it

One of my running heroes is Steve Prefontaine:

Steve Prefontaine 'The best pace is a suicide pace and today is a good day to die'.

Pre was known for going out hard in a race, rather than waiting until the final lap before making a move: “I am going to work so that it’s a pure guts race. In the end, if it is, I’m the only one that can win it”.

Movies about Pre

There are three films about Steve Prefontaine.

Prefontaine (dir. Steve James, 1997)

Without Limits (dir. Robert Towne, 1998)

Fire on the Track (dir. Erich Lyttle, 1995)

these streets

Are you going out for a run today? Where do you run? I don’t do a lot of off-road running as I tend to run straight from my house rather than driving somewhere to run.

Who is your running hero?

I'd love to hear your thoughts...

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