Running Quotes | Distance Running Quotes

Running is a sport where if you’re willing to put the work in consistently over time then you will get better and better.  You may never be an olympian but running is for all sports and walks of life.  Running quotes can help get you on the road one more time or maybe these can help inspire your best race.  Whatever it may be these running quotes are short but powerful words to motivate and inspire greatness.

Check out these other short quotes if these work for you or maybe you need an inspirational story to get you out on the pavement running past your competition.


“Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.”

“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.”

“People ask why I run.  I say “If you have to ask, you will never understand.”  It is something only those select few know.  Those who put themselves through pain, but deep down know how good it feels.”

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

“It pains me to continue and it hurts much worse to stop.”

“As a breed, runners are a pretty gutsy bunch.  We constantly push ourselves to discover limitations, then push past them.”

“The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.” – Bill Bowerman

“Thought about stopping, then ran harder.”

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you can’t.”

“Don’t ask me why I run.  Ask yourself why you don’t.”

“No one ever drowned in sweat.”

“That’s the thing about running:  Your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success.  They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” – Kara Goucher

“It never gets easier, you just get stronger.”

“The miracle isn’t that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingman


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