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Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Steve Roland Prefontaine

 
 
Steve Roland Prefontaine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2015
1. Steve Roland Prefontaine Marker
Inscription.  
January 25, 1951
Coos Bay, Oregon
May 30, 1975
Eugene, Oregon

American records held by Steve Prefontaine
at the time of his death May 30, 1975:
National Prep Record
2 Miles — 8:41.5, April 25, 1969, Corvallis, Oregon
Outdoor
2,000 Meters — 5:01.4, May 9, 1975, Coos Bay, Oregon
3,000 Meters — 7:42.6, July 2, 1974, Milan, Italy
5,000 Meters — 13:22.4, June 26, 1974, Helsinki, Finland
10,000 Meters — 27:43.6, April 27, 1974, Eugene, Oregon
2 Miles — 8:18.4, July 18, 1974, Stockholm, Sweden
3 Miles — 12:51.4, June 8, 1974, Eugene, Oregon
6 Miles — 26:51.8, April 27, 1974, Eugene, Oregon

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is January 25, 1951.
 
Location. 43° 22.074′ N, 124° 12.766′ W. Marker is in Coos Bay, Oregon, in Coos County. Marker is on Central Avenue just east of Oregon Coast Highway (southbound) (U.S. 101), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the walkway on the south side of the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.
Steve Roland Prefontaine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2015
2. Steve Roland Prefontaine Memorial
(looking east • Oregon Coast Highway in background)
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 Central Avenue, Coos Bay OR 97420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Oregon Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); Koos No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); What is a Tugboat? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Tugboat Ancestors (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipping (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coos Bay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Steve Prefontaine (Wikipedia). Steve Prefontaine was an American long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics. While running for the Oregon Track Club, Prefontaine set American records at every distance from 2,000 to 10,000 meters, as he prepared for the 1976 Olympics. He died when aged 24 in an automobile accident near his residence in Eugene, Oregon. (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Steve Prefontaine’s Last Run. With golden hair, movie star charisma, and
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a rebellious air, Prefontaine was redefining what it meant to be an Olympic athlete. Through his fame as a tough runner with a fierce kick and outspoken nature, he emerged as a rebel with a cause: improving life for working athletes. (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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