Steve Prefontaine

October 17, 2017
By Jbreeze BRONZE, Coconut Creek, Florida
Jbreeze BRONZE, Coconut Creek, Florida
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Steve prefontaine is my hero. He is my biggest inspiration in running. He was one of the best and he never gave up. He passed away in a car collision after he got 4th place in the 1972 Olympics. He would have kept trying to get gold until he couldn't. His time for the 5000 meter in the Olympics was 13:28.25 minutes.
     

Basically He was one of the best runners at the time. He was a very smart guy. his coach was the creator of Nike. Steves coach made shoes for Steve but they were only a one time use. Steve tried every sport when he was little. Everyone said he was too small to play most sports. He always loves to run. He ran most his life. He is a inspiration for many people like me.
     

All in all Steve Prefontaine is my biggest inspiration in running. He was an outstanding runner with a great spirit to never give up. He always fascinated me since I heard about him and saw the movie about him. He will always be my inspiration.



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