Quotations by Steve Prefontaine

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Born: Thursday, January 25, 1951
Died: Friday, May 30, 1975 (24 years old)
Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American


A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: People, End, Race)

How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?
- Steve Prefontaine

I run to see who has the most guts.
- Steve Prefontaine

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.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Work, End, Race)

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: May)

Something inside of me just said 'Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,' and I just took off.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Want)

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Sacrifice)

What I want is to be number one.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Want)

You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Achievement, Running, Self, Sense, Wonder, Years)







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