This is the #Just Athletics interview for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, on @runblogrun. This should be a fun one. #JustAthletics is a group of 3 track geeks who do an exceptional podcast!
Prefontaine or Without LImits? Which movie do you like better?
You will have to watch!
We decided to kick off our 2021 campaign with something a little different.
We bring on two guests who were involved in the 1998 dueling biopics about Steve Prefontaine to discuss and compare the two films.
Jeff Atkinson joins us. Jeff both had a part, a speaking line no less, in the movie “Without Limits” and served as a technical advisor for the film. He also happens to be the 1988 Olympic Trials Champion in the 1500m and Olympic Finalist in the 1500m. He was teammates with Dave at Stanford University and made an appearance in Episode 29 of the World Famous Just Athletics podcast.
Tye Van Schoiack is our other guest. Tye played Garry Bjorklund in the movie “Prefontaine” and ran for the University of Oregon himself and was a two-time All-American in the 3000m steeplechase for Bill Dellinger, take your pick between the Ed O’Neil or Dean Norris version of Dellinger.
We hope you enjoy the stories both Tye and Jeff brought to this pod about the production of the movies and our breakdown of which was the better movie, their impact, and if Jared Leto or Billy Crudup was the better Steve Prefontaine.
Don’t miss their social media!