Posts Tagged ‘famous runners’

An inspiring quote can help give you a kick in the pants to get out and run, or keep you from breaking down and walking duringa tough workout. Here are some of my favorite quotes by famous runners. Feel free to add yours, the more the merrier!

Jesse Owens wowed the world by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

  • “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
  • “Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more then just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better then anyone else. It’s being creative.” -Steve Prefontaine
  • “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
  • “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” -Oprah Winfrey
  • “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” -John Bingham
  • “Again, racing for me was about energy management.” -Frank Shorter
  • “If you want to win anything — a race, yourself, your life — you have to go a little berserk.” -George Sheehan
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” –Steve Prefontaine