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Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes

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Updated March 28, 2014

Keep some of these motivational quotes in mind if you need a little inspiration. Although these quotes weren't originally about running, their meanings definitely can apply to the sport and get you motivated.
 

  • "Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
    -Joshua J. Marine
     
  • "More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin."
    -Unknown Author
     
  • "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
    -Sir Edmund Hillary
     
  • "It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top."
    -Henry Ward Beecher
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  • "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
    -T. S. Eliot
     
  • "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
    -Joe Paterno
     
  • "Running is special. We've all done it: well, poorly, focused, in fear, being pursued, toward a goal. It's just elemental. Running is like fire."
    -Rob Delaney

  • "There are no shortcuts. Be patient and look long-term. It's a foolish idea that if you do a little more, faster, then you'll get better than the rest. It ignores the fact that you must train at your optimal level, not your maximum level. Consistency is the secret to improvement and success. You have to keep training when others lose interest."
    -Robert de Castella, 1983 World Marathon Champion

  • "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
    -William James
     
  • "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
    -Jim Ryun
     
  • "Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better."
    -Paul Coffey
     
  • "The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move."
    -John Wooden
     
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