I ordered the dvd "Prefontaine" through the library's ILL system. I was able to watch it while running on the treadmill Tuesday and today. I had heard of Steve Prefontaine before but really didn't know anything about him other than he was very fast and died when he was young.
I thought it was a neat movie and learned quite a bit. He was definitely a cocky guy but he had the speed to back it up. It was interesting to learn in the movie that he was the one that wanted a shoe that had no seam over the toe. Wow, what a difference that has made in running the last 30 years!
As I was running and watching Prefontaine run in the Olympics, I actually was yelling out loud for him to win. Even though I knew it was coming at the end too, I cried when he died. Driving the hearse around the track really did me in.
Next running movie to watch is Chariots of Fire.