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10 Motivational Quotes for Running to Keep You Inspired
Here are 10 motivational quotes to keep you inspired and poised to run your best.
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"We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
- Jesse Owens
Olympic gold-medalist runner
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"I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is."
- Lynn Jennings
American long-distance runner
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"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose."
- Wilma Rudolph
Olympic gold-medalist sprinter
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"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
Seven-time winner of the Tour de France
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"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet."
- Doris Brown Heritage
First woman to run sub 5-minute indoor mile
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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
- Steve Prefontaine
Legendary long-distance runner who held seven American track records
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"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson
English gold-medalist runner
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"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic."
- Tim Noakes
Professor, runner in more than 70 marathon and ultra-distance events
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"There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have."
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"Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running."
- Sarah Condor