5 Worst Ways to Motivate a Runner

One of the greatest things about running a big race is the spectator draw. Throngs of people line miles of sidewalks cheering, ringing cowbells, blasting music and proffering encouraging and often amusing signs. But runners know that the wrong sign, song or slogan can let the air out of a motivational moment faster than you can say, “You’re almost there!”

We polled runners about their real-life race course experiences, and these motivation killers topped the list of responses.

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