A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they're capable of understanding.
I run to see who has the most guts.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Just put one foot in front of the other.
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
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 diet. It is the will to succeed.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind.
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