This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Wednesday, May 30, 2024.
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Our topics;
1. This podcast is about the late Steve Prefontaine, who died 49 years ago on the streets of Eugene, Oregon, avoiding another car.
2. Steve Prefontaine owned ARs at 2,000m, 3,000m, 2 miles, 3 miles, 5,000m, six miles and 10,000ms.
Kenny Moore, Steve Prefontaine, 1974-1975, photo by Jeff Johnson, supplied by Walt Chadwick, and used with permission of both of these kind and thoughtful human beings.
3. He finished 4th in the 5,000m in Munich 1972.
4. On the night of his death, he ran one of his fastest 5,000m at the Hayward Restoration Meeting.
5. Soon after Pre’s death, the meet was renamed the Prefontaine Classic.
6. In April 1975, Steve Prefontaine, a NIKE sports marketing dude with Geoff Hollister, sent a pair of NIKE racing flats with a note to Bill Rodgers, who had just placed third in the World Cross Country Champs, the World Series (then ) of distance running. Bill would wear them to win the 1975 Boston Marathon in AR of 2:09.55.
The NIKE Oregon Waffle, a personal pair of the late Steve Prefontaine, is up for auction by Sotheby’s. Bids close September 15, 2022.
7. Please read the book PRE! by Tom Jordan.
8. Pre died at the age of 25, way before his promise and he could live his life, that is the tragedy and the loss of his time with his family and friends.
9. His legacy is the NIKE Pre Classic, and he sure would have loved it in 2024!
See you tomorrow for Coffee with Larry!
This is the complete podcast for May 30, 2024, Coffee with Larry: 

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