Steve Prefontaine Quotes

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Born: January 25, 1951, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Eugene, Oregon, May 30, 1975
Occupation: Olympic athlete

1.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
- Steve Prefontaine

2.
I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.
- Steve Prefontaine

3.
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 a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.
- Steve Prefontaine

4.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
- Steve Prefontaine

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