That is Steve Prefontaine....arguably the best middle distance runner ever to come out of the United States. In the picture he is running the 3000
meters in the 1972 Olympics. He unfortunately came in 4th. Lasse Viren from Finland won (the guy with the beard). Steve was planning a rematch in
the 1976 Olympics, but died in a car crash in 1975. He drove a little MG convertible and cracked it up taking a corner too fast........
Sad story and a great, great runner. I run and he has always been one of my biggest running idols!
Thank you for asking....I appreciate your interest!!
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