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Prefontaine And Historic Hayward Field

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Prefontaine (1951-1975) 65th Anniversary

January 27, 2016 Leave a comment

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Three For Pre

October 10, 2015 Leave a comment

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Steve Prefontaine also became the first athlete ever to win four NCAA track titles in the same event (3 miles).

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1969 Pac 8 Conference Cross Country Championships

October 6, 2015 Leave a comment

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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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Prefontaine Diamond League

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Genzebe Dibaba ran a solo 5000 metres PB 14:19.82, the fourth fastest time ever. Her sister Tirunesh holds the World record of 14:11. The World junior champion Ajee Wilson continues to impress as she almost beat World champion Eunice Sum, 1:57.82 to 1:57.87, missing her PB by two tenths of a second. Matt Centrowitz almost stopped Ayanleh Souleiman defending his title, 3:51.10 to 3:51.20, as Centrowitz beat World champion Asbel Kiprop into third.

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Prefontaine Distance Night

May 29, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Mo Farah (GBR) wins the men's 10000 meter run with a time of 26:50.97 and Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) places second with a time of 26:51.86 and Geoffrey Kamworor places third  with a time of 26:52.65 at Hayward Field. Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

May 29, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Mo Farah (GBR) wins the men’s 10000 meter run with a time of 26:50.97 and Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) places second with a time of 26:51.86 and Geoffrey Kamworor places third with a time of 26:52.65 at Hayward Field. Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

In the Diamond League 10000 metres Mo Farah finished four seconds outside his British and European record set here in 2011. Mo’s Nike Oregon Project teammate Cam Levins set a Canadian record of 27:07.51 in fourth.

17 year-old Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha was a shock winner of the 5000 metres in 13:10.54, as Mo’s training partner Galen Rupp took third in 13:12.36. Bernard Lagat continues to rewrite the Masters World records as he got fourth in 13:14.97

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Jeff Johnson: What Makes Pre So Special

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http://running.competitor.com/2015/05/features/jeff-johnson-what-makes-pre-so-special_128389

Jeff Johnson was Nike’s first paid employee

New Steve Prefontaine documentary http://prespeople.com

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