prefontaine-lives
prefontaine-lives:

We throw the word “legend” around these days, as if it’s easy to become one. But here’s our definition: someone who inspires a generation that never saw him run. A generation that never saw the real thing. A generation that had to rely on the stories that were told and footage that was found. 

Steve Prefontaine was a rebel with a cause: to never give anything less than his best, to never sacrifice the gift, to make you bleed if you were going to beat him. Win or lose, he wanted to paint something beautiful every time he ran. And he did. There was a formula to racing—conserve your energy, draft off the pack, then kick—but Pre never followed it. He didn’t fit the stereotype, but he ran so hard he became the prototype. 

His style changed running. His soul shaped Nike.

prefontaine-lives:

We throw the word “legend” around these days, as if it’s easy to become one. But here’s our definition: someone who inspires a generation that never saw him run. A generation that never saw the real thing. A generation that had to rely on the stories that were told and footage that was found.

Steve Prefontaine was a rebel with a cause: to never give anything less than his best, to never sacrifice the gift, to make you bleed if you were going to beat him. Win or lose, he wanted to paint something beautiful every time he ran. And he did. There was a formula to racing—conserve your energy, draft off the pack, then kick—but Pre never followed it. He didn’t fit the stereotype, but he ran so hard he became the prototype.

His style changed running. His soul shaped Nike.

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thefilmfatale:

UNBROKEN

Directed by Angelina Jolie and featuring a script co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen, Unbroken tells the incredible true story of former Olympian Louis Zamperini and his experience as a WW2 prisoner of war. With Skins' Jack O'Connell as Zamperini, the film will also star Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleason and Luke Treadaway. It is slated for release on December 25, 2014.    

I’m so excited for this movie you have no ideas