Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite Steve Prefontaine quotes:

“A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more.”

“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 anyone else. It’s being creative.”

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

“I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.”

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What Steve Prefontaine quotes did I miss?