Steve Prefontaine Quotes

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Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Steve Prefontaine Quotes are very inspirational and come from one of the coolest runners of all time.  At one time in his running career Steve Prefontaine “…once held the American record in the seven distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters.”  (WikiPedia)

 

 

 

My Favorite Steve Prefontaine Quotes

How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races? All my life people have been telling me, ‘You’re too small Pre’, ‘You’re not fast enough Pre’, ‘Give up your foolish dream Steve’. But they forgot something, I HAVE TO WIN.  ~ Steve Prefontaine

  • 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

 

Other Steve Prefontaine Quotes

  • Steve Prefontaine QuotesSome people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • 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
  • I don’t just go out there and run. I like to give people watching something exciting.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Something inside of me just said, ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • What I want is to be number one.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy two miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.  ~ 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
  • A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Don’t let fatigue make a coward of you.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • 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. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I loose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.  ~ Steve Prefontaine
  • Most people race to see who is the fastest, I race 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

Note:  More Steve Prefontaine Quotes and triva are found at WikiPedia.

 

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