Prefontaine 1 (2)
A 2022 digitally enhanced copy of the 1975 original photo by Moon Photo studio in Seattle, WA.
Steve Prefontaine and Frank Shorter - May 29, 1975 - Hayward Field, Eugene, OR, US. They are warming down on the inside soft jogging lane.
I took this photograph at approximately 8:30 pm after the conclusion of the 5,000m race, which was won by Prefontaine.
Four hours later Prefontaine died in a car accident. While photographs were likely taken of him at a post-meet gathering later that evening, this may well be the last photo taken of Prefontaine in a competitive setting.