Some of our favorite quotes about running to inspire and motivate you, whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just starting your journey towards 26.6.
Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. — Steve Prefontaine
Some of the world's greatest feats where accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. — Doug Larson
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that. — Fred Lebow, NYC Marathon co-founder
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. — Wilma Rudolph, 3-time Olympic gold medalist
Everything you ever wanted to know about yourself, you can learn in 26.2 miles. — Unknown
The reason people want to run the marathon is because the challenge, physically, is you. The distance — how you get there — is all up to you and how hard you work. That's why people want to do it. — Meb Keflezighi, Winner of the 2009 NYC Marathon and the 2014 Boston Marathon
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. — Emil Zatopek