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Quotes About Running Marathons

Get inspired with these marathon running quotes

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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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