Running Quotes!!!

  • "Running gives me self-confidence" Steve Prefontaine
  • "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." John Hanc
  • "Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts." Steve Prefontaine
  • "It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse." Ann Trason
  • "Tough times don't last but tough people do." A.C. Green
  • "I have met my hero, and he is me." George Sheehan
  • "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." Steve Prefontaine
  • "No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them." Danny Harris
  • "Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." Jules Renard
  • "The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare." Juma Ikangaa
  • "The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon." Fred Lebow
  • "You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." Frank Shorter
  • "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." Rob De Castella
  • "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." Emil Zatopek
  • "The marathon can humble you." Bill Rodgers
  • "The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals." Hal Higdon
  • "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." Mike Fanelli
  • "I don't think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don't think about the mile I'm on right now, I don't think about the miles I've already covered. I think about what I'm doing right now, just being lost in the moment." Ryan Hall
  • "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." Jacqueline Gareau
  • "You can actually suffer a little bit more going slowly than when you're going really fast. A faster marathon might even be easier than a slow one, in terms of what it takes out of you mentally." Frank Shorter
  • "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." Ibrahim Hussein
  • "I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it." Steve Prefontaine
  • "Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon." Fred Lebow
  • "Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count." Barry Magee
  • "You should run your first marathon for the right reasons, because you'll never be the same person again. You must want to do it, not do it because your boss did it or your spouse did it." Bill Wenmark
  • "First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn." Asics
  • "Marathons are about tenacity as much as talent." John Bingham
  • "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." Jerry Lynch
  • "Make your last thought before the start of a marathon: 'If I'm not worried that I'm running a little too slow in the first half, then I'm probably running too fast." Jim Fortner
  • "The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder." Hal Higdon
  • "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." Deena Kastor
  • "In the first half of the race, don't be an idiot. In the second half, don't be a wimp!" Scott Douglas
  • "Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon." George Sheehan
  • "You're running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You're delirious. But you keep running because there's no way out of this hell you're in, because there's no way you're not crossing the finish line. It's a misery that non-runners don't understand." Martine Costello
  • "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." John Farrington
  • "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." Rob De Castella
  • "The marathon is not really about the marathon, it's about the shared struggle. And it's not only the marathon, but the training." Bill Buffum
  • "The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely." George Sheehan
  • "There is a moment in every race. A moment where you can either quit, fold, or say to yourself, 'I can do this.'" Gatorade Ad
  • "You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." Steve Prefontaine
  • "Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder." William Sigei
  • "Winners do the things loosers don't want to do." Million Dollar Baby
  • "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." Steve Prefontaine
  • "Some people run a race to see whos is the fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts." Steve Prefontaine
  • "Who can punish themselves into an exhausting pace and the punish themselves some more to go and win the race." Steve Prefontaine
  • "I have found my hero. He is me." Georges Sheehan
  • "Vogel flieg, Fisch schwimm, Mensch lauf." Emil Zapotek
  • "What I want is to be number one." Steve Prefontaine