Movie Review: Without Limits

This movie covers the running career of Steve “Pre” Prefontaine, one of the premiere distance runners in the early 1970s. From his years with Coach Bill Bowerman (co-founder of Nike) at the University of Oregon to his 5,000 meter race at the 1972 Munich Olympics to his tragic death in a car accident before the 1976 Montreal Olympics, this movie captures Prefontaine’s attitude of testing the human spirit.  A few items that stand out from the movie:   

  • The beginning of the movie with the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” translated as faster, higher, stronger.
  • Prefontaine remains the 5,000 meter 19 and under American record holder at 13:39.6.

A must watch movie for those who enjoy the competitive side of running.


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