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Nike "Fire On The Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story" Vintage VHS

Nike "Fire On The Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story" Vintage VHS

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Here's an old school running VHS about the life and times of Coos Bay native and University of Oregon track star Steve "Pre" Prefontaine. Prefontaine's running career, along with those of Jim Ryun, Frank Shorter, and Bill Rodgers helped to inspire the 1970s "running boom." This vintage VHS box has heavy wear and is worn at the edges but the VHS cassette works great. Directed by Frank Shorter & Erich Lyttle.

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The legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine blazed across tracks and into America's consciousness before meeting a tragic death in an auto accident at the age of 24. In this tribute to "Pre," narrated by writer Ken Kesey, a number of his contemporaries speak movingly of him as an athlete and a person. After setting high school running records in his native Oregon, Prefontaine went on to the University of Oregon, where as a freshman he began to dominate the American track scene and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He was a distinctive character and archival films demonstrate the charisma and astounding confidence he brought to his sport. His race in the 5,000 meters at the 1972 Munich Olympics is shown in detail, with other runners in the race offering commentary on the gutsy performance of the 21-year-old. Pre didn't win a medal in the race, but as his sister puts it, the race "matured him" and made him determined to win gold at the 1976 Montreal Olympics (which he wouldn't live to do). Though one of the world's best athletes, after college he was forced to survive on food stamps, and he became a spokesman for the plight of amateur athletes. This is a touching look at a brilliant athlete and a charming character who still inspires runners today. -Robert J. McNamara

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Director: ‎ Frank Shorter, Erich Lyttle
Run time: ‎ 58 minutes
Release date: ‎ June 30, 1995
Featuring: ‎ Frank Shorter, Alberto Salazar, Bill Bowerman, Ken Kesey, Steve Ogle
Studio: ‎ Chambers Productions
ASIN: ‎ 096408381
Contributors: Alberto Salazar, Steve Ogle, Erich Lyttle, Bill Bowerman, Ken Kesey, Frank Shorter


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