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A Great Runner 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 Ive never seen anyone run like that before Its more than just a race its a style Its doing something better than anyone else Its being creative Steve Prefontaine It was 1975 and track field was in the midst of its glory days Among hundreds of excellent athletes one man stood out He won nearly every race he ran and was the star of every meet he went to When he ran people would stand up clap their hands and chant his name - Steve Prefontaine In this paper I will argue that during his short life Steve Prefontaine who was referred has a cocky little American by British broadcasters during the 1974 Olympics changed forever the world of Track Field in many different ways Steve Prefontaine took on the sports establishment advocating and defending the rights of the amateur athlete and indeed of all competitors regardless of the arena of their battles Today more than 25 years after his death he continues to inspire runners across the world Finally for all his running accomplishments and the way he accomplished them he has been recognized has the most popular and loved American distance runner of all times Steve Prefontaine was not afraid to speak his mind against injustice and for his most famous stance against the American Amateur Union AAU for their poor treatment of amateur athletes The AAU was the governing body charged with selecting and administering the Olympic team every four years 2 Doing that meant enforcing eligibility rules that among other things prevented athletes such as Prefontaine from accepting contract offers or certain sum of money if it were to be awarded to due an athletic result But
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