8 Inspiring Steve Prefontaine Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

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Steve Prefontaine Quotes




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.

How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?

I run to see who has the most guts.

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.

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.

Something inside of me just said ‘Hey, wait a minute, I want to beat him,’ and I just took off.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

What I want is to be number one.

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.




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