Elfriede Prefontaine

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: German-born retired seamstress and mother of iconic long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine whose only known son was once considered by many to be the greatest distance running legend in American track and field history until his untimely death in a tragic 1975 car accident.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from injuries suffered in a fall

 

Born: March 4, 1925

 

Died: July 16, 2013

 

Location: Springfield, Oregon