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Running Quotes from Bill Rodgers

Get Inspired with these Runing Quotes

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Updated October 30, 2013

Get inspired with these running quotes from American running great Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston and four NYC marathons:
  • "Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport."
  • "Being a runner means you are now 'free' to win and lose and live life to its fullest."
  • "I also feel it usually takes four or five races to hit your best marathon for your body to be accustomed to the training AND the race itself."
  • "The marathon can humble you."
  • "Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows."
  • "Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie - those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real pull of running - the proverbial icing on the cake - has always been racing."
  • "I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results."
  • "The starting line of the New York City marathon is kind of a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport."
  • "I want to run until I can't run."
  • "If you want to win a race, you have to go a little berserk."
  • "My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble."
  • "To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year -- but for a lifetime."
  • "You cannot always run at your best."

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