This weekend the annual Prefontaine Classic will be held for the final time in the old Hayward Field before it is torn down and rebuilt. Paul O'Shea will be there to report on the meet and hopefully we'll be hearing from him about it.
In anticipation we are reprinting his article about Steve Prefontaine.
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Wow, this is wonderful. When we meet someday I want to hear more about this. I’m from calif, so all I know is the history of this. The day of the meet. He was hanging out with Frank Shorter. But you have many more details. Mike W.
Reading about Pre never gets old. I heard about it on the way to school, TMHS. I remember being in their tennis court later that day just thinking about Pre. He was tops with almost all American distance runners of that day. As you know, when you go to Eugene there are tons of Pre shirts being worn and even more in the stores. What a story! Bill S.
Paul O’Shea has followed the sport for more than fifty years. After retirement from a career in corporate communications he began contributing to Cross Country Journal and other track and field/cross country publications. He resides in Northern Virginia and can be reached at Poshea 17 @Aol.com.