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Separation

Prefontaine

When the rare event of the melding of a great coach and a great athlete occurs, magic is made.
 
Taken from the 1970 Sports Illustrated article on Steve Prefontaine: (The full article link is below – well worth the read)

When asked what separated Steve Prefontaine from other elite runners, Coach Dellinger’s responded:


Q: “There are hundreds of young runners around the world who don’t want to lose.

But they do.

What separates your guy?”

A:  “Our young man, is blessed with a cardiovascular system that is so superior to the average human that it is almost unbelievable.”


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The full 1970 Sports Illustrated article on Steve Prefontaine

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