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Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes

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Updated May 16, 2014

  • "Runs end. Running doesn't."
    -Nike
     
  • "Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work."
    -Kara Goucher, U.S. Olympic marathoner
     
  • "When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race."
    -Jay Foonberg, 72-year-old runner

  • "My Mama always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on. And I think that's what my running was all about." - Forest Gump

  • "Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way."
    -Jen Rhines, U.S. Olympic marathoner
     
  • "A run begins the moment you forget you are running."
    -Adidas
     
  • "Above all, train hard, eat light, and avoid TV and people with negative attitudes."
    -Scott Tinley `
     
  • "I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am. And no one can tell me I'm not."
    -John Bingham, author and runner
     
  • "Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."
    -sign on Tom Fleming's wall while training for the Boston Marathon
     
  • "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart."
    - Bill Bowerman
     
  • "Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent."
    -Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1984 Olympic marathon gold medalist

     


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