Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Inspiring Runner: Steve Prefontaine

"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."

"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

Steve Prefontaine, legendary U.S. runner who viewed running as an art, an Olympian and former US record-holder in the 5000 meters, died in a car crash at age 24 on May 30, 1975. He would have been 60 years old today.

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