Prefontaine - "The Gift"
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
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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Canada - Sports Poster Warehouse
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.
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.
Designed and printed in the USA.
H. in Lantana, Florida reacts,
Pre poster came in and it's UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!
in Ridgefield, Connecticut responded,
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..."
K in Stillwater, Oklahoma wrote about her poster
loved it! I've seen that quote before at his museum; very inspirational.
You guys did a wonderful job...very classy."
in Cedar, Minnesota writes,
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!)
in Pella, Iowa wrote after receiving his order,
is a great poster. Some guys on my floor are now going
to order it..."
Photographs Copyright Jeff Johnson
Photos may not be reproduced without his permission.