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Short Running Quotes

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Updated April 30, 2014

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Short running quotes are great because they're easy to remember, and they usually have a simple, powerful message. Here are some short, motivational quotes about running that you can think about during runs, or when you're trying to motivate yourself to go for a run.

1. "Runs end. Running doesn't."
-Nike

2. "Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical."
-Rich Davis

3. "Few things in life match the thrill of a marathon."
-Fred Lebow

4. "The marathon. How an average runner becomes more than average."
-New Balance

5. "A run begins the moment you forget you are running."
- Adidas

6. "Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work."
-Kara Goucher

7. "Yesterday you said tomorrow."
-Nike

8. "When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race."
-Jay Foonberg, 72-year-old runner

9. "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."
-Nike

10. "Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't."
-Unknown

11. "The marathon can humble you."
-Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston and four NYC marathons

12. "Running releases more than just sweat."
- Asics

13. "Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight."
-Lance Armstrong

14. "Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."
-Kathleen Harris

15. "Runs end. Running doesn't."
-Nike

16. "As we run, we become."
- Amby Burfoot

17. "Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

18. "Remember the reasons you are running."
-Seen on a marathon spectator sign

19. "Every day is a good day when you run."
-Kevin Nelson

20. "I have met my hero, and he is me."
-George Sheehan, running writer

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