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Quotes About Running Marathons

Get inspired with these marathon running quotes


Updated May 16, 2014

41. Bobbi Gibb, first woman to finish the Boston Marathon, 1966

"I thought about how many preconceived prejudices would crumble when I trotted right along for 26 miles."

42. Scott Douglas:

"In the first half of the race, don't be an idiot. In the second half, don't be a wimp!"

43. Jeff Galloway

"To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life."

44. Unknown:

"There will be days you don't think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have."

45. Dathan Ritzenhein, elite marathoner:

"The marathon has so many elements to prepare for. I think that is one reason I always want to come back for more. There is always something to change in your preparation and I am still trying to discover what I am capable of. I guess I just love the challenge."

46. Dick Traum, first amputee to run the New York City Marathon:

"That day remains very special to me and if I had one day to live over in my lifetime, it would be my first marathon."

47. Frank Shorter:

"My goal has always been to slow down as slowly as possible. It's as simple as that."

48. Ryan Lamppa, Running USA:

"That's the beauty and the horror of the marathon, that it has that sense of, 'Am I going too fast? Could I blow up? Am I gonna hit the wall?' And there's something about overcoming that."

49. Hal Higdon:

"Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit."

50. Ryan Hall:

"I want to run every race with a big heart."

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