Steve PrefontaineBorn: Jan. 25, 1951
Track & Field
All-America distance runner at Oregon; first athlete to win same event at NCAA championships 4 straight years (5,000 meters from 1970-73); finished 4th in 5,000 at 1972 Munich Olympics; first athlete to endorse Nike running shoes; killed in a one-car accident.Died: May 30, 1975
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