Book Review -8/1/22 Oregon Track Club Newsletter

Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine

By Paul Clerici, The History Press, 144 pages.

A review by Don McLean

Yes, another Pre opus, and a good one. The book offers details about Prefontaine we devotees never knew. Excellent forwards are included by Bill Dellinger and Pat Tyson, Pre’s trailer roomie and UO teammate. Now 48 years since Pre’s demise, Eugene, Coos Bay, and its sister city, Choshi, Japan have updated and enhanced memorials to Pre. Because Pre was so bold, successful, and compelling, and because his early death was so reckless and sad, we grieve for him still.

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