Fans Cheer on Runners at Pre Classic

EUGENE,  Ore.–  There wasn’t an empty seat in the stands at Hayward Field Saturday as track and field fans from all over the country watched some of the fastest runners in the world race at the Prefontaine Classic. Fans said there’s just something special about this race that keeps them coming back year after year. … Continue reading »

Mother of Steve Prefontaine Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — The mother of running legend Steve Prefontaine has passed away. Elfreide Prefontaine died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend, 12 days after suffering a fall at a Eugene assisted living facility. She was 88 years old. Those who knew Prefontaine say she continued her son’s legacy after his death in 1975. … Continue reading »

Running Fans Gather at Pre’s Rock

EUGENE, Ore. — They come from all over — Illinois, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Minnesota — to give a gift to a man they never met. “People obviously leave many things here,” said Bethanne Goldman as she gestured to the different knickknacks surrounding the plaque at Pre’s Rock. “We left a brochure up here, just for the … Continue reading »