1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Motivational Running Quotes

Get Inspired With These Running Quotes


Updated May 16, 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

  • "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."
  • "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


Related Video
Ab Workouts for Runners
Proper Running Form-Gait
  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Running & Jogging
  4. Mental Training/ Motivation
  5. Running Quotes
  6. Motivational Running Quotes

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.