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1969 Pac 8 Conference Cross Country Championships

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Only three men have ever won three NCAA Cross Country Championships – Gerry Lindgren, Steve Prefontaine and Henry Rono.  In an epic contest at the 1969 Pac 8, Pre and Lindgren battled all the way to the finish and were given the same time. The older and more experienced Lindgren had been given the shock of his life by the Oregon freshman. It was a glimpse into the future. Garry Hill, editor of Track and Field News for three decades, called it the single greatest race he ever saw!

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