A Pic and a Quote #4: Championship Perspective

“The opportunity to win a major championship comes along only two or three times a year, while the opportunity to be a champion presents itself every day.””

Where:  AAU Championships – Miami, Florida

When:  1969

What:  As a high school senior, Pre raced the 3 mile in what is synonymous to the USATF Championships of today.  He placed 4th in 13:43.  At the time, this was #3 HS all-time for an American.

Who: Steve Prefontaine

Want to learn more about Pre?

“Pre- The Story of America’s Greates Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine” – by Tom Jordan

Great article on Pre’s HS Training

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

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