Steve Prefontaine

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Birthday
25, 1951
Birthplace
Coos Bay, OR
Death Date
May 30, 1975 (24)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1951
Birthplace
Coos Bay, OR
Death Date
May 30, 1975 (24)

About

American long-distance running star who set seven national records before prematurely losing his life in a car accident.

Before Fame

He played football and basketball before discovering cross country in eighth grade.

Trivia

He died in a drunk driving accident at the University of Oregon.

Family Life

He grew up with his sister Linda in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Associated With

He and fellow runner Alberto Salazar were both inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.