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Steve Prefontaine - "The Gift"

You Had To Be There...

If a single image can capture an era, Jeff Johnson's photograph of Steve Prefontaine winning at Hayward Field exemplifies the days of Pre, "his people" and a world that will not be seen again.

Pre has his eyes on the clock as he breaks the tape. A packed house is on their feet, witness to another victory by possibly the greatest American distance runner. Jeff Johnson's photograph provides us with a front row seat - an insider's view to history.

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This poster is in stock and available now.

Jeff Johnson was a photographer for Track & Field News from 1967 to 1985. His images have appeared in many books and publications. His vision and dedication enhance the story of track & field.

This poster is now part of the
National Distance Running Hall of Fame's permanent collection.
Pre was inducted into the Hall on July 8, 2000.

This poster was designed and printed in the USA.

Customer Response

M. H. in Lantana, Florida reacts,

The Pre poster came in and it's UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

C. S. in Ridgefield, Connecticut responded,

"I was very impressed with the care used when shipping my poster and I thank you for that. I love the poster and it is already on the wall..."

D. M. K in Stillwater, Oklahoma wrote about her poster order,

"I loved it! I've seen that quote before at his museum; very inspirational. You guys did a wonderful job...very classy."

K. C. in Cedar, Minnesota writes,

"Pre's eyes on the clock, the fans in the stands eyes on Pre. Just the way I would expect to have seen it if I was in the stands. Great quote, very fitting for the poster. If you could only pick one photo of Pre, this would be it!" (We couldn't have said it better!)

S. C. in Pella, Iowa wrote after receiving his order,

"That is a great poster.  Some guys on my floor are now going to order it..."

Steve Prefontaine Photographs Copyright Jeff Johnson
Photos may not be reproduced without his permission.

Poster Specifications:

24" x 30"

Black & White
Full Bleed Image

Printed on Premium #80 Productolith Gloss Cover Stock

Shipped USPS Priority Mail - tube/rolled.

To Order:

Send a check or money order for $20.00 ($15.00 plus $5.00 s & h) to:

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P.O. Box 1897
Wallingford, CT 06492

CT residents please add $.90 per poster sales tax.


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