Sunday, February 17, 2008

Steve Prefontaine

We enjoyed a family movie night. I got to go to the video store. They didn't have "Forrest Gump" -- so -- I got the next best one, "Pre".

We loved it.
Steve Prefontaine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Steve Roland Prefontaine (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975) (nicknamed Pre) was an American long distance runner. Prefontaine is considered to be among the greatest and most inspirational runners of the modern era by many of his fans, both during his lifetime and to this day. Prefontaine helped inspire a running boom in the 1970s along with contemporaries Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers. Born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon, Prefontaine was primarily a long distance runner who once held the American record in the five distance track events from the 2000 meters to the 10,000 meters.[1] Prefontaine had one leg longer than the other (a common condition that does not affect running speed), and due to this he was told to give up on his dream of being the fastest runner on earth.[citation needed] He is known for his extremely aggressive 'front-running' racing style and for always believing in giving a full effort. Prefontaine died at the age of 24 in a car accident."
We need to check out more and more Olympic movies in advance of the 2008 Games.

All other suggestions are welcome.

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