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Ten Steve Prefontaine Quotes To Get You Motivated and Ready to Run!

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Mon, Sep 5, 2016

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The Prefontaine Run along with the Bay Area Fun Festival & Cruz The Coos are coming in September!

Born and raised in Coos Bay, Steve Prefontaine grew to become one of the most celebrated runners in history. His amazing story, and untimely death, inspired the Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run happening Saturday, September 17th, 2016. ** **

Pre’s legend lives on not just from his world class running abilities, but from his gutsy attitude, swagger, and outspokenness. Here are ten of Pre’s most inspiring motivational quotes:


“Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”


“Something inside of me just said ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off.”


“What I want is to be number one.”


“I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.


“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.”


“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”


“No one will ever win a 5,000-meter by running an easy two miles. Not against me.”


“Nobody likes tainted victories.”


“The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.”


“I run to see who has the most guts.”


These are our favorite Pre quotes, what are yours? Let us know in the comments section below.



The Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run is one of the highlights of the Bay Area Fun Festival taking place in Coos Bay & North Bend September 17th & 18th, 2016. This weekend long community celebration includes parades, arts & crafts, and more fun events for the entire family!  Click here to see the full schedule of events and be sure to Like them on Facebook!

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