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14 Great Steve Prefontaine Quotes

The legendary runner had a way with words.

No runner captured the imagination like Steve Prefontaine—and no runner had a mouth quite like him, either.

His words were often as thrilling as his racing style—oozing with confidence and a lust for competition, yet also straightforward, honest and direct, which, according to everyone close to him, is the only way Pre ever knew how to be.

Below are 14 of our favorite Pre quotes.

Stay tuned for more on our month-long coverage of Steve Prefontaine. We’ll be adding new stories, videos and photos on the running legend throughout the month.