Running Movie 5

Source: Netflix


Jared Leto portrayed running icon Steve Prefontaine in this film. Steve Prefontaine was revered in the running world for his time at the University of Oregon and with the Oregon Track Club, but his life ended at a young age of 24 when he was killed in a car crash. He was coached by Bill Bowerman (of Nike fame) and never lost an NCAA race at 3 miles, 5,000 meters, 6 miles or 10,000 meters and also setting records at multiple distances throughout his career. He also ran at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Hayward Field, home of the Oregon Ducks, considered as one of the most iconic tracks and home to many of Prefontaine’s epic performances with a nearby “Pre’s Rock” and a memorial set at the site of his car crash, where many runners pay their respects to the running hero. This film is about the life and death of one of the most influential runners in history.


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