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Famous Running Quotes

Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.

I think people can handle 150 to 200 miles a week. But something has to give somewhere. If he's a student, how's he going to study? He may be at the age of chasing and courtship, and that's an important form of sport and recreation, too.

Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.

The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.

Run with Motivation

If someone says, 'Hey, I ran 100 miles this week. How far did you run?' ignore him! What the hell difference does it make?.... The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.

Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.

I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.

Those who say that I will lose and am finished will have to run over my body to beat me.

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.


A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they're capable of understanding.

Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.

Run with Passion

We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.

The marathon's about being in contention over the last 10K. That's when it's about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what's left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon.

We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable.

"Run in a suicide pace, today is a good day to die."

PRE Lives

Run with Ambition

[Scientific testing] can't determine how the mind will tolerate pain in a race. Sometimes, I say, Today I can die.

   The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.

Runner's High

Once you're beat mentally, you might was well not even go to the starting line.

It is a period of intensive Running

A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.

             Run hard, be strong, think big!

Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?

      Mind is everything:
                muscle - pieces of rubber. 
                All that I am, I am because of my mind.

Run with Discipline

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.

Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble.

                Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. 
                You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, 
                the more you will enjoy your success.

Run until your legs fall off

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

I like running because it's a challenge. If you run hard,
there's the pain - and you've got to work your way through the pain.
You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don't overdo it and?
                Don't push yourself.
Well, I think that's a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond.

If you feel like eating, eat. Let your body tell you what it wants.

I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement.
                It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says 
                anything is possible.


"At the two-thirds mark, I think of those who are still with me. Who might make a break? Should I? Then I give it all I've got.

Run Awesome

Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon.

Concentrate on small segments of your race at a time. For example, rather than obsessing about the distance that remains, simply complete the next mile in good form...try another, then another, until the race is done.

More than the time, it's about how you feel -- you want to be strong throughout the race.

                At mile 20, I thought I was dead. 
                At mile 22, I wished I was dead. 
                At mile 24, I knew I was dead. 
                At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill.

Run Strong

Marathons are extraordinarily difficult, but if you've got the training under your belt, and if you can run smart, the races take care of themselves. When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.

In the first half of the race, don't be an idiot. In the second half, don't be a wimp!

To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life.

I want to run every race with a big heart....

Run Big

Sprinting is sex, distance is love, and sprinting at the end of a distance race is the best!

Hills are speedwork in disguise.

What kind of crazy nut
would spend two or three hours a day just running?"

Run Awesome

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.

It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse.

Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.

Run Like An Animal

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Tough times don't last but tough people do.

Run Like an Olympian

I have met my hero, and he is me.

No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. 
                When I look into their eyes, 
                I know I'm going to beat them.

The only true fame is the inner celebration of self.

Run Long

Running gives me self-confidence.

Anybody can do just about anything with himself
                 that he really wants to and makes his mind to do.
      We are capable of greater than we realize.

Run Fast

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

Most men take the straight and narrow.
A few take the road less traveled.
                I chose to cut through the woods.

Lightning Run

There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.

  Running is the greatest metaphor for life,
                because you get out of it what you put into it.

You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.

Thunder Run

"I prefer to remain in blissful ignorance of the opposition. That way I'm not frightened by anyone's reputation.

 I run with my head, my heart and my guts, 
                because physically,
I don't think I've got a great deal of talent or ability. 
                I started at the bottom and worked up.

Just Run

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

 I just run as hard as I can for 20 miles, and then race.

I used to run to school, 10k every day.

If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble.
     If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal.
                If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal.

Run More

Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.

   This is what really matters: running.
                This is where I know where I am.

Run Singles

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.

 You only ever grow as a human being 
                if you're outside your comfort zone.

Run Doubles

When in doubt, when in fear, be aggressive. Commit yourself and never look back.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

 Everyone is an athlete. 
                The only difference is that some of us are in training,
                 and some are not.

Run Triples

Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.

Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way.

     Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work.

Champions are everwhere; all you need is to train them properly...

Run Long

To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it.

Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It’s only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be… Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.

Get out there and do what you love!

Tempo Run

If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.

You find out by trial and error what the optimal level of training is. If I found I was training too hard, I would drop it back for a day or two. I didn't run for five days before the sub-four-minute mile.

Success is a state of mind. 
                If you want success,
                start thinking of yourself as a success.

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If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.


We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.


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