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Steve Prefontaine of the Oregon TC places 2nd to Marty Liquori of the NYAC in the mile at the January 10, 1975, CYO National Invitational Indoor Track Meet, Cole Field House, U of Maryland, College Park.    Steve Prefontaine wore bib number 120. All ph

Steve Prefontaine of the Oregon TC places 2nd to Marty Liquori of the NYAC in the mile at the January 10, 1975, CYO National Invitational Indoor Track Meet, Cole Field House, U of Maryland, College Park. Steve Prefontaine wore bib number 120. All ph

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

“A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, push himself even more.”  —Quite simply, the essence of Pre’s racing style.   Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2015/05/photos/14-great-steve-prefontaine-quotes_127591#AWGktWQcLYXtmlZM.99

“A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, push himself even more.” —Quite simply, the essence of Pre’s racing style. Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2015/05/photos/14-great-steve-prefontaine-quotes_127591#AWGktWQcLYXtmlZM.99

The photo was taken April 8, 1972, at Husky Stadium. Legendary University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine beat the University of Washington’s Rick Albright, left, and won the mile race in 4:07.03.

P-I archives: Prefontaine at Husky Stadium

The photo was taken April 8, 1972, at Husky Stadium. Legendary University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine beat the University of Washington’s Rick Albright, left, and won the mile race in 4:07.03.

Steve Prefontaine and Bill Dellinger, Nov. 22, 1971, NCAA Cross-Country Championships, Knoxville TN.

Steve Prefontaine and Bill Dellinger, Nov. 22, 1971, NCAA Cross-Country Championships, Knoxville TN.

Black and white photo of University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (right) with Texas Southern sprinter Robert Taylor, watching action on the track at the 1972 Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field. Prefontaine finished 4th in the 5000 meters at the Munich Olympic Games and Taylor won gold in the 4 x 100 relay and silver in the 100 meters. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Black and white photo of University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (right) with Texas Southern sprinter Robert Taylor, watching action on the track at the 1972 Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field. Prefontaine finished 4th in the 5000 meters at the Munich Olympic Games and Taylor won gold in the 4 x 100 relay and silver in the 100 meters. ©University of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Steve Prefontaine, one of the University of Oregon 1972 track and field All-American athletes | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Steve Prefontaine, one of the University of Oregon 1972 track and field All-American athletes | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pre wins the first of his three NCAA Cross Country titles in Williamsburg, Va.

Pre wins the first of his three NCAA Cross Country titles in Williamsburg, Va.