Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
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1. Extensive set of substantial interviews with people who knew Prefontaine both in the feature and on the extra disc.
I especially liked getting Bowerman and Dellinger after being exposed to two movie portrayals and
Ian Stewart's reflections on the Munich 5000 before, during and after.
2. A well assembled biography including his fight with the AAU and role in the success of Nike.
3. The bio information that accompanies the interview segments on the extras DVD.
4. A fairly realistic assessment of Prefontaine's actual accomplishments and ability with a minimum of fan hype.
In particular I appreciate the realistic review of the Munich race. As good as he was it was unlikely that he could win it
even if it came down to a "guts race" (and for him it did) and even if the pace had been brisk from the start.
(A faster race would have probably preserved a medal for him with more distance back to the pack but one must seriously
question if Pre was capable of lowering his U.S. trials 13:22PR sufficiently to match what Viren had done (13:19.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've owned this dvd for many years but can't find my copy. I've loaned it out many times and I suspect it didn't make it home the last time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aaron C. Jones
I was amazed by this spirit and attracted once I heard about Pre and his storyPublished 1 month ago by beavation
very accurate bio of one of he most influential runners of his time.Published 24 months ago by hamiltonj
The two made for TV movies 'Prefontaine' and 'Without Limits' are worth a watch, once. This documentary is the best DVD to get a grip on what Pre was like and what he... Read morePublished on February 26, 2014 by Bryan E. Montgomery
By far the best option. Real interviews. Real race footage. Real story. I meant to only watch the beginning to get an idea of how it would be and ended up being captivated. Read morePublished on December 10, 2013 by James