Under 19 5000m
no, they died october 27 2001 (incorrect previous answer) Ray died on December 21, 2004. Elfriede is still alive as of August 2010. She is 85-years-old and attended the Prefontaine Classic this year: http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/24984677-41/prefontaine-meet-track-field-saturday.csp
Steve Roland Prefontaine was an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics. Prefontaine once held the American record in seven different distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters.
Hard to say. The first Nike shoes were distributed to athletes that were competing in the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in 1972. Since those trials were in Eugene, Oregon, and Steve Prefontaine was one of those athletes (and went to the Summer Olympics in the 5000 meters), then we can assume that it wasn't just him that wore Nikes. He was however the first major track athlete to actively endorse and use them.
He was a very good runner went to Oregon university he died in a tragic car accident. coming home from a party.and was a cross country track runner
Usain Bolt Steve Prefontaine Marty Liquori Jesse Owens Bruce Jenner Kip Keino Michael Johnson Haile Gebreslassie Roger Bannister Henry Rono Paul Tergat
Steve Prefontaine In my humble opinion it is Michael Johnson ( see link below )
Track Records was created in 1966.
As of December 2013, British track and field athlete Steve Ovett is still alive.
Ralph Boston, Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Dave Wottle, Micheal Johnson, Usain Bolt, Hicham El Guerrouj, Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, Bernard Lagat, and Steve Prefontaine.
I keep track of my medical records and everyone else should as well...