Top 10 running quotations (not my top 10)

Top 10 Running Quotations

Running Quotes #1
Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
Steve Prefontaine

Running Quotes #2
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

Doug Larson

Running Quotes #3
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

Running Quotes #4
If someone says, ‘Hey, I ran 100 miles this week. How far did you run?’ ignore him! What the hell difference does it make? The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.

Bill Bowerman

Running Quotes #5
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

Running Quotes #6
Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. Then they are not barriers anymore.

Lasse Viren

Running Quotes #7
I prefer to remain in blissful ignorance of the opposition. That way I’m not frightened by anyone’s reputation.

Ian Thompson

Running Quotes #8
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

Running Quotes #9
The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.

Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

Running Quotes #10
Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge.

Dave Bedford

About Mark Cooper

My name is Mark Cooper, I am an ultra runner, motivational speaker, expedition consultant and public relations rookie. I help people achieve greatness in their lives. For bookings or more information you can email
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5 Responses to Top 10 running quotations (not my top 10)

  1. Terri says:

    Love the quotes!!! Thanks

  2. Tim Moss says:

    Great list Mark. I think #2 is my favourite. Here is another one I like:

    “Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.”

    – Tom Fleming

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