Tag Archives: Steve Prefontaine

Virgin Territory a tale of determination

The book Virgin Territory is the new biography of American distance runner Craig Virgin. The book was authored by longtime sportswriter Randy Sharer and is available on Itascabooks.com , at Amazon.com or on Nook Book, A successful sports biography does several things. First, it … Continue reading

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Nike’s claim on Pre in Runner’s World

I’m going to say it: this month’s Runner’s World article on the relationship between Nike and Pre felt too much like an advertisement to be ultimately inspiring. Ostensibly authored by Phil Knight, who is the founder of Nike and a … Continue reading

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Oregon runners and Oregon militia

All the focus on the so-called Oregon militia got me thinking about the difference between their “mission” and the tradition of Oregon runners. If you’ve followed running over the last 40 years you know the legend of Steve Prefontaine. He … Continue reading

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Saturday Artwork: 1972 drawing of Pre from pic in Sports Illustrated

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