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On the 40th anniversary of Pre's death, his family shares touching memories:

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of one of America’s most iconic runners, Steve Prefontaine, who died in a car crash at the age of 24. Four decades later, his sisters Linda Prefontaine, 62, Neta Prefontaine, 73, and nephew Michael Fleming, 49, remember the man they knew as a brother and an uncle. For his family, time has done little to blur the memories. They spoke earlier this week about their recollections of Prefontaine: Younger Days Neta: “Steve was raised with a German mother and when he was little, he heard nothing but German and English at home, so when he went to school, he had a hard time knowing how to speak and the kids would make fun of him. Because of that he was a little bit shy, reserved. When he was eight, I came home from school one afternoon, walked into the living room and my brother was hitting his head on the wall, crying and said: ‘I...

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