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Inspirational Marathon Running Quotes

If you are getting ready for a Marathon, here are some Inspirational Marathon Running Quotes about the physical and mental challenges of running a marathon. These Quotes will help you to get motivation for Marathon.

Steve Prefontaine

A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000-meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself

Hal Higdon

There is no such thing as an average runner.  We are all above average

Chinese proverb

People seek a challenge just as fire seeks to flame

Dean Karnazes

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up

Sasha Azevedo

Running is one of the best solutions to a clear mind

Ryan Shay

Passion is pushing myself when there is no one else around–just me and the road

Jacqueline Gareau

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 a diet. It is the will to succeed

Amby Burfoot

Running has taught me that there’s no reason to fear starting lines…or other new beginnings


There is something magical about when you break a barrier, like your first 8 mile run or 6 minute mile

Benji Durden

It takes a lot more than the ability to run fast; it takes the ability to keep coming back and keep coming back

Bill Squires

The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat

Amby Burfoot

Life is a marathon, not a sprint; pace yourself accordingly


Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle… When the sun comes up, you’d better be running

Ben Cheever

Running has thrown me into adventures that I would otherwise have missed

Jim Rohn

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment


More Inspirational Marathon Running Quotes that will help you to get inspiration when it’s needed most.

Terry Butts

Every day you have to test yourself.  If you don’t, it’s a wasted day

John Hanc

I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible

Steve Prefontaine

The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die

Amby Burfoot

I have learned that there is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving

Percy Cerutty

You only grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone

Zoe Koplowitz

Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You’ll get there, I promise

Bill Easton

You can’t flirt with distance running: you must marry it

John Bingham

The miracle isn’t that I finished… The miracle is that I had the courage to start

Amby Burfoot

In the longest run of all, your life, you’re going to be a winner

T.S. Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go

Emil Zatopek

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

Lance Armstrong

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. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with? Facing up to that question, and finding a way to go on, is the real reward, better than any trophy

I hope these Inspirational Marathon Running Quotes will help you get motivated for your upcoming marathon. Best of luck!

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