Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story

Boston Running Film Festival Official Selection 2013

Title: Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
Submitted From: Eugene, OR
Length: 58 minutes
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“Pre” embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and
sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and
endurance. A runner and a rebel, Pre never gave in to anything or anybody.
As a freshman he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which hailed
him as “America’s Distance Prodigy.” By the time he died in a tragic auto
accident at age 24, Pre held all 7 American records between 2,000 and
10,000 meters. Off the track he fought relentlessly for the rights of amateur
athletes to prosper from their sacrifices. Fire on the Track is the story of this
young lion’s life, as told through rare footage and the memories of those
who knew him best – his teammates, coaches, family and friends. A true
spirit, a tireless competitor, a rebel with a cause, Pre made a difference.

Directed by Erich Lyttle
Writing Credits: Ken Kesey, Erich Lyttle, Kenny Moore
Narrated by Ken Kesey
Produced by:
Scott Chambers, Executive Producer
Geoff Hollister, Producer
Chris Petersen, Executive Producer
Film Editing by Michael Chariker
Production Management:
Steve Ogle, Unit Production Manager