‘He made running cool’– the Training of Steve Prefontaine

(c) Runner's Tribe 2019

“I think that Pre basically NEVER missed a morning run.”

Forty-two years after his death, Steve Prefontaine continues to inspire countless runners around the world who aim to emulate his fierce competitiveness, toughness and fearless front running racing style.

The charismatic Oregonian was such an enigma he was sometimes classed the ‘James Dean of track and field.’ Like his Hollywood counterpart, Pre died in a car crash at just 24 years of age.

All these years later,  Pre still remains the most celebrated runner in American history. As Alberto Salazar put it - “He made running cool.”

Runner’s Tribe spent countless hours researching the training behind this American idol, spoke to inside sources, old training partners and those who actually knew Pre, in real life.  Below is the most detailed account of Pre’s training ever published.

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