Steve Prefontaine

“Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than everyone else. It’s being creative.”- Steve Prefontaine

Doctor: you have a concussion. You need to rest your mind and body until you have no more symptoms.

Me, an AP student athlete: Rest??! I never rest 🚫😪✖🛌always grinding 😈🏀💯and study hard 🙋🔬for that💯. Got ♷ AP tests📘📓in May and ain’t no excuses ✖👺getting in the way😡. To give any less >>> than the best 💯😠 is to sacrifice ✂🗑☠the gift🎁. Steve Profontaine.

Doctor: please, I beg of you,

Cut Caption: “Pre was unhappy with the lack of competition and the fact that his race was run 15 minutes late. Nonetheless, he took the lead from the start and won by 40 yards. He led at the end of the first lap with 60.4, opened a 3-yard lead at the half in 2:04, and broke loose to take a 30-yard lead after three laps, finishing with the 40 yard lead.”

His final time was 4:06.0.