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Eugene: 'Dream to run here'

The legacy of Steve Prefontaine fuels the setting of Track Town USA and the Pre Classic

Updated: May 20, 2011, 2:05 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon track coach Vin Lananna had just arrived home late after a night meet last year when there was a knock at the door. It was someone seeking directions to Pre's Rock, the site of Steve Prefontaine's fatal car crash in 1975. The person simply had to see it before leaving Eugene early in the morning.

Lananna has grown used to this. He lives near Pre's Rock and several times a year people will appear at his doorstep asking for directions.

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