Pre lives; the best reads and videos on his 40th anniversary
Prefontaine’s last race
An in-depth story on both his life and death from US website Grantland. If you read one article on Steve Prefontaine this week, make it this.
What caused Pre’s fatal crash?
The Eugene Register Guard has a fascinating, in-depth piece about the circumstances surrounding Pre’s death earlier this week which examines how drunk he was when he crashed his car and whether there was another car involved. Read it here.
Pre’s family recall the man behind the myth
Runner’s World ran a feature in which Pre’s two sisters and his nephew told some anecdotes about the real Steve Prefontaine, telling how he was bullied as a child and was also a bit of a prankster. The piece includes the story about Pre streaking through his local shopping centre while in college. Read it here.
Weekend watching: get inspired
A compilation of race footage unfortunately set against the backdrop of Coldplay.
Heartbreak in Munich
The final three laps of the 1972 Olympic 5,000m, where Lasse Viren took gold and Prefontaine faded to fourth.
The Steve Prefontaine documentary
An hour-long look into his career and life, featuring many of his best races.
1973 LA Times mile
Featuring a dominant indoor sub-4 win from Prefontaine and a post-race interview