• Steve Prefontaine was born on January 25th, 1951.
• He grew up in Coos Bay Oregon.
• Steve's parents were working class.
• Steve did not show much interest in running until participating in a three week physical conditioning course at school.
• Because of Steve's participation in the course he decided to join the track team in his freshman year of high school.
• Steve became a very dedicated runner in high school and was unbeaten until his junior year.
• Because of Steve's excellent running skills many schools offered him full scholarships.
• Steve chose to attend the University of Oregon.
• In 1969 Steve ran in the AAU Championships and won 5th place.
• Steve chose to major in Broadcast Communications at the University of Oregon.
• Steve's teammates on the track team nicknamed him the Rube because of his small town upbringing.
• During the late '60's at the University of Oregon many people...
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