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Competing at his only Olympic Games in 1972, Steve Prefontaine takes the lead of the 5,000 meters with a mile to go before fading back and finishing fourth. Finland’s Lasse Viren, Tunisia’s Mohamed Gammoudi and England’s Ian Stewart secured the gold, silver and bronze, respectively. Stewart passed Prefontaine less than 10 meters from the finish line for the final medal. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Steve Prefontaine

Competing at his only Olympic Games in 1972, Steve Prefontaine takes the lead of the 5,000 meters with a mile to go before fading back and finishing fourth. Finland’s Lasse Viren, Tunisia’s Mohamed Gammoudi and England’s Ian Stewart secured the gold, silver and bronze, respectively. Stewart passed Prefontaine less than 10 meters from the finish line for the final medal. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Steve Prefontaine

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