“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”

~ Bart Yasso


“If you want to run, then run a mile.  If you want to experience another life, run a marathon.”

~ Emil Zatopek


“Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart.”

~ Unknown


“Most people run a race to see who is fastest.  I run a race to see who has the most guts.”

~ Steve Prefontaine


“‘No pain, no gain’ does not mean that pain systematically equals gain.  It’s easy to go hard.  It’s hard to go smart.”

~ Erwan Le Corre


“Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

~ Lance Armstrong


“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

~ Marilyn vos Savant


“I love running cross-country…You come up a hill and see two deer going, ‘What the hell is he doing?’  On a track I feel like a hamster.”

~ Robin Williams


“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.”

~ George Sheehan


“It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.”

~ John Bingham


“We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.”

~ Deena Kastor


“Runners don’t do drugs, they make their own … naturally.”

~ E. Neil Culbertson


“If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.”

~ Amby Burfoot


“There is an itch in runners.”

~ Arnold Hano


“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”

~ Arthur Blank