Steve Prefontaine Quotes

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it. – Steve Prefontaine

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. – Steve Prefontaine

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. – Steve Prefonatine

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. – Steve Prefontaine

No one will ever run a 5,000 meter by running an easy two miles. Not against me. – Steve Prefontaine

I run to see who has the most guts. – Steve Prefontaine