"Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work."
"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race."
-Jay Foonberg, 72-year-old runner
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Life (and running) is not all about time but about our experiences along the way."
"A run begins the moment you forget you are running."
"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
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