Limited Edition Bronze of
Steve “Pre” Prefontaine
A Tribute from Linda Prefontaine and American Sculptor Mike Leckie
Working extensively with Linda Prefontaine, Steve’s sister, American sculptor Mike Leckie has created a limited-edition bronze statue of Steve ‘Pre’ Prefontaine.
More than two years in the making, he stands 24” tall, 10” wide and 16” wide. It is cast in the lost wax method at the Heart of the Gorge Bronze, Inc. foundry in Cascade Locks, Oregon.
This is a full figure portrait of an American icon, an inspiration, depicted turning the last curve of the race, pushing himself through the exhaustion to the finish line.
The uncompromising drive of “Pre” inspired me, drove me forward. In the past two years, as I sculpted this international icon, who in his short life captured the hearts of generations, my admiration for what he accomplished intensified. I feel I captured the essence and spirit of the great Steve Prefontaine.
It is with a legend like “Pre” that we realize that our greatest talents reside in our own spirit of resilience, dedication, and perseverance.
Pre believed in helping people be the best that they can be by setting the example of hard work, goal setting and commitment to the sport he loved.