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Quotes About Running Marathons

Get inspired with these marathon running quotes


Updated May 16, 2014

31. Ryan Hall:

"More than the time, it's about how you feel -- you want to be strong throughout the race."

32. Unknown:

"At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill."

33. Meb Keflezighi, U.S. Oympic marathoner:

"Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best."

34. Steve Jobs:

"There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going."

35. Kiyoshi Nakamura

"The marathon is an art; the marathoner is an artist."

36. Seen on a marathon spectator sign:

"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."

37. Hal Higdon:

"The marathon never ceases to be a race of joy, a race of wonder."

38. Don Kardong:

"No doubt a brain and some shoes are essential for marathon success, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes."

39. Deena Kastor:

"Marathons are extraordinarily difficult, but if you've got the training under your belt, and if you can run smart, the races take care of themselves. When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel."

40. Unknown:

"A marathon is a string of moments, mixtures of events and emotions that we sample as we move along."
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