1951 - Pre is born on January 25 in Coos Bay, Oregon
1965 - Pre attends Marshfield High School, and becomes an outstanding distance runner1970 - Despite a foot injury and stitches, Pre wins the NCAA 3-mile in a record time of 13:22.0
1971 - Pre wins the NCAA cross-country championship, setting a record of 29:15.0 for the six-mile race1972 - At the Munich Olympics, Pre fails to win a medal in the 5000 meter event. He finishes in fourth place after Ian Stewart of Great Britain passes him in the last few yards
1973-1974 - Pre sets American records in 2 miles, 3 miles, 6 miles, 2000 meters, 5000 meters, and 10,000 meters1975 - Steve Prefontaine dies in a car accident on May 30 at the age of 24
1991 - Pre is elected to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
(Photos by Linda R. Chen)
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