This flyer on the right was to be Pre's final meet on the track at Marshfield High School, Coos Bay, Oregon. Twenty-one days later, he was killed in a tragic car accident.
My name is Brad Jenkins. I went to Marshfield High. I have had this poster in my possession since May 9, 1975. Thirty-five years later, I scanned it for a few admirers of Pre that I knew would enjoy having a copy. I began to hand them out to various fans of Pre, better known as Pre's People.
As I started to hand out this poster, the recipients unlocked a treasure trove of personal stories about Pre. Some were so unbelievable and funny that I felt a need to record them for all Pre's People to enjoy.
Pre's People is not a documentary about the runner's accomplishments. It's about where Pre came from, how he was coached, and how Coos Bay, Oregon shaped him.
This project will offer a portrait of Pre's People, and illuminate his enduring popularity 36 years after his death. Pre lives, and this documentary is a testament to his legend.
If you have a memory of Steve that you would like to contribute to the documentary, please post it on our Facebook page
Or email Bradley@PresPeople.com
Dedicated to Pre's People past, present, and future.