One of the greatest American distance
runners of all times, but also one of the most overrated distance
runners of all times. His philosophy of being
a front runner
and running his hardest in every race
sure was inspirational, but was also totally
impractical. It is the reason
why he never medaled at the Olympics. However, other runners, like Sebastian Coe, Wilson Kipketer, and Hicham El Guerroj are commonly overlooked because of Pre's antics. One of them being
grabbing an opposing team's "Stop Pre" shirt, wearing it, and running around the finish line like and idiot
saying "Stop Me." Oh yea, on top of never medaling in the Olympics, he died because he had too much
to drink and drove right into a bloody boulder. A true American hero.
Person 1: Prefontaine
was the greatest runner ever! Ya!
Person 2: No he wasn't he was just endorsed by Nike, he was really just a big idiot
the TRUE greatest runners of all time.
Person 1: O RLY!? Like who?
Person 2: Sebastian Coe, Roger Bannister, Wilson Kipketer, Hicham El Guerroj, David
Wottle, etc. etc. etc.