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Enjoy our collection of famous inspirational quotes on running. May they inspire you to be all that you can be! Set your goals, do your best, and enjoy the run!
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Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
Steve Prefontaine

Once you're beat mentally, you might was well not even go to the starting line.
Todd Williams

It's elevating and humbling at the same time. Running along a beach at sunrise with no other footprints in the sand, you realize the vastness of creation, your own insignificant space in the plan, how tiny you really are, your own creatureliness and how much you owe to the supreme body, the God that brought all this beauty and harmony into being.
Sister Marion Irvine

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Zig Ziglar

The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Jacqueline Gareau

Some things don't always work out the way you plan. The main thing is to keep trying, do better next time, and deal with dsappointment if it comes.
Yogi Berra

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau

You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
Frank Shorter

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''
Mahummad Ali

I still bother with runners I call hamburgers. They're never going to run any record times. But they can fulfill their own potential.
Bill Bowerman

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
John Wooden

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: "Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus."
Carl Lewis

Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble.
John Treacy

Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don't think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
Patti Sue Plumer

Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life.
Oprah Winfrey

No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them.
Danny Harris

Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.
John Trautmann


more running quotes to inspire
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley

I prefer to remain in blissful ignorance of the opposition. That way I'm not frightened by anyone's reputation.
Ian Thompson

Learn to walk before you run.
Greek Proverb

A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they're capable of understanding.
Steve Prefontaine

I cannot have survival as my only goal. That would be too boring. My goal is to come back in my best running form. It is good for me to have that goal; it will help me.
Ludmila Engquist

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
Brian Tracy

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Anthony Robbins

We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
Emil Zatopek

I always loved running. . . it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Jesse Owens

If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Vince Lombardi

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Lou Holtz

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
Joe Paterno

Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.
Arnold H. Glasgow

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers

Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, "Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?"
Peter Maher

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Pat Riley

The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Fear is a great motivator.
John Treacy

Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.
Bernard M. Baruch

The marathon's about being in contention over the last 10K. That's when it's about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what's left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon.
Rob de Castella

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In achieving your goals, you may run into roadblocks. Don't let that stop you, go around, over, or under. If you are committed to your goal you will find a way.
Catherine Pulsifer

"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games." Babe Ruth

"Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore." Lasse Viren

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." Satchel Paige

"No pain, no gain." Proverb

"Either you run the day or the day runs you." Jim Rohn

"Mind is everything: muscle, pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind." Paavo Nurmi



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