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Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes


Updated April 22, 2014

  • "Runs end. Running doesn't."
  • "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
  • "Be positive, ignore the critic, follow your heart, invest in your passions, believe in your dreams and get busy making them reality."
    -Josh Cox, U.S. 50-K record holder
  • "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."
    -Jen Rhines, U.S. Olympic marathoner
  • "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, 1984 Olympic marathon gold medalist


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