Running Quotes Pt 1

A runner should be motivated by the desire to achieve, not JUST by the desire to beat others.

author ~ Unknown

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

author ~ Muhammad Ali ( Submitted by: Angelo Mariano )

“…incidentally, the 4.5 average marathon time, is almost exactly how long it takes to run an antelope to death. We didn’t choose that distance; survival chose it for us.”


If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run

author ~ John Bingham ( Submitted by: Mike Hannon )

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.

author ~ Vivian Greene

Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks. – Sir Roger Bannister

author ~ Sir Roger Bannister

Being a runner means we embrace physical challenge in a world of adults who are focused on other earmarks of a successful life. While we are all for education, getting a job, getting married, buying a house, having children and planning for retirement, we also strive to run that first 5K or first marathon, or first 50-miler.

author ~ Ann Forshee-Crane

There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.

author ~ Nike

Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You’ll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success.

author ~ Juha Vaatainen

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.

author ~ Jesse Owens