The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.
You are capable of so much more than we usually dare to imagine
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves
If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.
Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
American naturalist John Burroughs put it, “A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Learn to run when feeling the pain, then push harder.
The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes.
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
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