This piece was featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine.
Steve Prefontaine has been a hero of mine since before I was a runner myself. I can’t say for sure why this is the case but I remember watching a lm about him and only months later realising that he was in fact a real person. The life he lived really was box office material and the more I learn about Pre’, his achievements in athletics and his inspirational quotes, the more I want to push myself in all areas of my life. The fact that Pre’ can have such an effect on so many people years after his death makes him one of the biggest running icons of all time and somebody I will always admire.