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Still one of my favorite quotes. Give your very best. Don’t cheat yourself. #motivation #prefontainequote #trackandfield #trackandfieldlegend #prefontaineclassic
Still going @nikeportlandoregon but some Pinot making it less painful #SUB4tavern #prefontaineclassic #gopre #raiseaglass
Pre in Glenwood in 1972.
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"- Steve Prefontaine
Phil Knight (Nike Founder and Former Nike CEO): "Of all the great athletes that have worn our products on the field of battle, we have only made a statue of one of them...and that was Steve Prefontaine." You can purchase Prefontaine's t-shirt from the link in our bio
This #throwbackthursday I’m 2020 dreaming. I can already feel how amazing that year will be. One of the many reasons it’ll be full of greatness: #tokyo2020 . This was 2 or 3 years ago - the first time I got to watch the #prefontaineclassic in person. #tbt #trackandfield #tracknation #tracktownusa #haywardfield #adventurebuildchill
ALMS: DONE WITH DONEPEZIL and then he woke up and it was all a dream. this is what he wanted, what he desperately desired, what he earned and was owed for living a life. but it was too soon for an ending. Deacon’s onset was an oblong obituary. little by little it chipped away at him, till there was nothing left he could hold, sometimes knowing, sometimes unknowing. flotsam jetting away from his reach before the grey sun would wake up. corn chips curved like space presently sitting on his breakfast table, crushed to puzzle pieces and soaked in vinegar. and there was that glass-caged oblong he wanted to forget. Auguste: “finish up your cereal you haven’t started yet, it’s good grains!” Deacon: “no way man, woman. I’ve seen the sign.” Auguste: “oh come on, you need to eat something or your strength will sap.” Deacon: “you’ve already said I was strong. that was your comment. you’ll never trick me into taking the medicine so stop trying. stop hiding them in things, you’re only hiding yourself. one of these mornings I’m liable to take one too many of those godforsaken pills and overdose dead. you’d like that, wouldn’t you? nice and clean and accidental.” Auguste: “I was only defending myself after all. from the elements. of chemistry. someone’s coming over, get your feet down so I can vacuum.” Deacon: “oh no they ain’t! I got my nature shows to watch on the telly.” Auguste: “oh come on, that’s just it. your bigass boot smashed the tv screen. it’s the cable guy. look decent at least, I’ll comb your hair. I know you won’t act decent, but be presentable.” Deacon: “only if I get the present of his silent presence.” Auguste: “deal. I’ll see what I can do...”
Throwback to the 2015 Prefontaine 🤸 I ran the 10K in 47:41 and took 3rd in my age group which was pretty rad! I won't be running this weekend but wanted to wish everyone who is good luck! Here are a few running tips for now as you taper down your training and start to load your muscles with carbs 👍 in preparation for race day Saturday! 1. Start hydrating now! -Proper hydration before your race sets the stage for optimal sport performance. Generous but not excessive amounts of fluids should be consumed in the 24 hrs before exercise. This will help to ensure you start your race well hydrated. 2. Don't eat anything out of the normal from now till your race! Stay consistent with your nutrition so you don't have any gastrointestinal issues prior to the event. 3. Carb loading -The 24 hours leading up to your race is a critical time for carbohydrate rich meals. Eating within this time frame will help you "top off" glycogen stores in the muscles and liver, allowing you to start your race with a full tank of "energy fuel". -In addition to carbs, proteins and fats are also important in the 24hr period prior to your race. By incorporating nutrient rich sources of carbs, proteins and fats, as an athlete, you will feel full and satiated and be less likely to over eat. 4. Get a GOOD night's sleep and wake up extra early so you can eat breakfast and 💩! Pooping before a race if possible is the best! Any gastrointestinal problems will certainly compromise your ability to perform at your potential 😉 5. This is a big race! Keep calm and collected but give it your all and have FUN! #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #coosbay #running #runner #distancerunner #cardio #race #10k #training #trainingtips #raceday #prefontainememorialrun #oregon #pnw #runoregon #oregonrunning #amstraining
Run to be remembered.
“Last summer, before he was to leave for an important race against Brendan Foster in Europe, Pre ran a time‐trial mile in 3:58.3. Before he ran the mile, though, the smoke rolled in from the north, and it was just awful. After the race, Pre was coughing blood and tore a muscle in his diaphragm. It killed his races in Europe.” -Kenny Moore
A video I’ve been meaning to upload for a long time now is finally on my YouTube channel! - - Back in May of 2018 @caroline.mae42 and I went to Oregon to watch the #prefontaineclassic . There’s a two part film documenting our trip. Link is in the bio. You can also watch it on IGTV.
“It’s not about how long you live but how you contribute. It’s about doing your best and doing the right thing. It’s about recovering from your mistakes and not giving up. It’s about the baton pass to the new generation. It’s about the realization that you can not do it alone. It takes a team," Geoff Hollister. Prefontaine and Hollister worked together at Nike.
The new @nike Pre Love O. X. ... rainbows 🌈 unicorns 🦄 and stars 🌟 oh my!!! : #notminimal #notbarefoot #prefontaineclassic #iridescent
“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.”~Steve Prefontaine 👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊12.23 Miles |1:38|8:03/mi. 👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊 #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #senseofachievement #easymiles #runforyourlife #selfsatisfaction #oneofthegreatest #nevernoton #runSRA #runCIM #road2CIM
Prefontaine was one of the best American distance runners ever. He famously said "somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it". You can get his famous "Stop Pre" t-shirt from runnersstoryblog.com (the link in our bio)
Repost from @flotrack , Brandon miller breaks the 1500 15-16 national record with a 3:58.1! A record that hasn’t been broken since 1980! #nevergiveup #running #distancerunner #distancerunning #crosscountry #xc #track #run #runner #marathon #motivation #sub2 #mile #steveprefontaine #pre #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #l4l #f4f #runnersdistance #fast #instagood
Steve was getting closer to the limits in ways that few ever do..
Hope all of you XC runners have been putting in the work this summer!
We all have our own running style, Pre’s was to get to the front and hold it as long as he could! #PreLives
“It really gets grim until the competition begins. 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.”
“The amazing thing about Pre was he was a hell of a student of the sport and he just loved digging and learning about things,” said Geoff Hollister, a runner who also competed at the University of Oregon under Bowerman and became Nike’s third employee.
#classic #✈️
“No one will ever win a 5,000-meter by running an easy two miles. Not against me.”
Would you run here?📍Michael Johnson Track - Nike WHQ, Beaverton, Oregon 🌎 Who would you run here with? 🍃 “Preparing for the 2018 Prefontaine Classic 👌🏼🚶🏽‍♂️👀💦 #tracksession w/ @ingebrigtsen.henrik #prefontaineclassic#RunningTerritory (📹: @jakobing ) Follow @RunningTerritory for more.
The famously known shirt! #StopPre
Pre took a STOP PRE tee shirt from someone in the stands and then enjoyed the time to sign autographs for the kids.
Steve on his way to victory at the 1972 Olympic Trials in Eugene.
At the age of 19, Pre, then a freshman at the University of Oregon, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Find your “why”. Why do you do what you do? If you know why you’re doing something it will give you the motivation you need to go further in whatever you want to accomplish! #PreLives ———————————————— “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.” -Pre
Prefontaine glides past spectators at Portland's Memorial Coliseum in 1974 on his way to winning a two-mile indoor race in 8 minutes, 22.08 seconds.
These are some of the things located at the Steve Prefontaine Hall in the Nike World Headquarters! You can see some of Pre’s old running gear and his log where kept track of all his runs! #PreLives
#tbt to a couple months ago when @caroline.mae42 and I went to the #prefontaineclassic . Here’s a little preview of the #vlog . - 🎶 Frontlines x Feel Good x If I Loose Myself (@kyantewilson Mashup)
As a sophomore in high school, Pre failed to qualify for states. The failure only further motivated him. "I was really bitter," Prefontaine said of that summer. "Really angry with myself. I was sick. ... I flogged myself in practice. All I did was run. On the beach. In the hills."
Pre dons an ironic STOP PRE T-shirt after breaking the American record in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The mark would stand as a meet record (Pre would break his own record a year later) until Galen Rupp surpassed it during the 2012 trials.
Pre dominated domestic competition, but said his forays into international competition (like this meet in West Germany) proved to be a learning experience.
“Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”
5000m 1972 Munich Olympics. —————————————— “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”
“There are big odds against me. Nobody under 25 has ever won the Olympic five. But if everything goes right, whoever wins will know he has been in one helluva race.”
“I like to make something beautiful when I run. It’s more than just a race, it’s style.”
Tony Waldrop and Steve Prefontaine fight for the lead in the indoor mile of the Los Angeles Times Indoor invitational meet, Feb 8, 1974--both would time under four minutes.
Race winner Steve Prefontaine with 2nd place finisher Finnish distance runner Rune Holmen, after both ran the 3000m in Madras, Oregon, May 4, 1975. This was the first meet of the five-meet Finnish Tour Pre arranged, ending with Pre's death after the fifth meet in Eugene, Oregon.
“Steve Prefontaine wins his fourth straight NCAA 3 Mile Championship at LSU. I see him going to the press tent and stick my program through the fence and ask for an autograph. He sees me and waves my dad (with camera) and me around the fence for the photo and an autograph. I was 12 at the time. The fact that an athlete of his stature would accommodate a kid moments after making history made such an impression on me. Pre tragically died just two years later.” -Harri Davidson •• #steveprefontaine #stoppre #gopre #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #runner #running
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they're capable of understanding. •• #steveprefontaine #stoppre #gopre #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #runner #running
Pre easily wins with a distant gap as a Junior at Marshfield HS. A relaxed and confident finish is demonstrated as he crosses the finish line! #PreLives
Prefontaine on his way to win the 1973 Sunkist Invitational. •• #steveprefontaine #stoppre #gopre #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #runner #running
Above is a photo of Steve Prefontaine. It was taken at Silke Field in Springfield, Oregon, on April 19, 1968. Prefontaine is a junior at Marshfield High School, and he’s just finished his fourth and final lap of the mile, which he completed in 4:23.4. He has yet to grow his signature mustache, but his almost-smiling face and confidence is familiar. •• #steveprefontaine #stoppre #gopre #prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #runner #running
Pre leading the indoor two-mile event of the 9th Annual San Diego Indoor Games! This was his last indoor track race that he ever ran. ————————————— “The best pace is a suicide pace, and today is a good day to die” -Pre
Pre signing autographs for the kids! ————————————— “Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's style. It's doing something better than everyone else. It's being creative.” -Pre
Jakob Ingebrigtsen is the 17-year old from Norwway that ran a 3:52 mile at the Prefontaine Classic. Today in Tampere, Finland at the U20 Championships he took 2nd in the 1500m in 3:41.89. Thanks Gary Morgan.
Что посмотреть? 🎬«Префонтейн»🎬 Биографическая драма о Стиве Префонтейне – легендарном американском бегуне на средние и длинные дистанции. Он внес значимый вклад в популяризацию бега в Америке в 1970-х годах, установил семь рекордов США на дистанциях от 2 до 10 тыс. метров. Трагическая история жизни великого спортсмена, включала в себя победы и горечь поражений, триумф и отчаяние. Стив Префонтейн умер в возрасте 25 лет, но успел прожить красочную и достойную жизнь победителя. Каждый старт для него был как последний, только так он стал тем, кем стал. Быть может и нам стоит взглянуть на неудачи и трудности его глазами? #кино #Префонтейн #бег #фильм #марафон #бегать #забег #спорт #кинофильм #Prefontaine #prefontaineclassic #ваш24 #пробежка #тренер #тренерпобегу #топфильм #киноклуб
❌SOLD❌ Nice vintage Prefontaine Nike t shirt going up for sale soon! . DM if interested. . #nike #vintage #vintageclothing #vintagetshirt #vintagenike #prefontaine #oregonducks #oregon #prefontaineclassic #running #90s
Take Flight- 48” x 60” on display at @soho.ink go check it out ✌🏾
It’s a sad day but the real point is, what happens next? And, The Challenge to you, Phil, is to really make this work-to re-create the The Magic of Hayward Field, to keep the values and not to sacrifice The Gift. www.billhaywardspeaks.com #prefontaineclassic #ncaa #ncaatrackandfield #trackandfield #bowerman #ashtoneaton #oregon #oregonducks #picoftheday #eugeneoregon #portland #portlandoregon #coosbay #genius #philknight #tinkerhatfield #vinlananna #robertjohnson #michaelschill #picoftheday #instatravel #travelgram #tourism #instago #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #travelstroke #usatrackandfield
It's not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that. It's not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water- or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring. And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like the ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree. When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? Why Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful! And I think it's what I want to be. #prefontaineclassic #ncaa #ncaatrackandfield #trackandfield #bowerman #ashtoneaton #oregon #oregonducks #picoftheday #eugeneoregon #portland #portlandoregon #coosbay #genius #philknight #tinkerhatfield #vinlananna #robertjohnson #michaelschill #picoftheday #instatravel #travelgram #tourism #instago #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #travelstroke #usatrackandfield
"The real purpose of running isn't to win a race. It's to test the limits of the human heart." - Steve Prefontaine
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