Running Quotes: 14 Epic Quotes to Keep You Moving!

Coach Casey · June 29, 2020

Inspiring, educational, motivational, and oh-so true. Running quotes from some of history’s most successful and engaging runners can be exactly what we need to hear in order to make it out the door for our run/workout or to keep our legs moving when things get tough in a race. Whether we repeat these phrases and mantras in our heads mile after mile, or tattoo them on our calves, they’re words to live by from people who know the pain and the wonder of running!

For your pleasure we’ve compiled 14 of the most epic running quotes by runners and for runners. Enjoy!

14 Running Quotes from Runners, for Runners!

1) “If you feel that you’re running, no matter how slow you’re going, no one can say you’re not.” – Jim Fixx

2) “One of the greatest feelings a human being can feel is coming off that last turn and knowing that you can out-kick everyone’s that around you. I can’t even describe it.” – Nick Symmonds

3) “We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” – Deena Kastor

4) “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso

5) “The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be.” – Haruki Murakami

6) “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer

7) “No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.” – Roger Bannister

8) “When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.” – Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo)

9) “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back” – Steve Prefontaine

10) “We runners are all a little nutty, but we’re good people who just want to enjoy our healthy, primitive challenge. Others may not understand running, but we do, and we cherish it. That’s our only message.” – John J. Kelley

11)  “You are truly your own hero in running. It is up to you to have the responsibility and self-discipline to get the job done.” – Adam Goucher

12) “Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’” – Peter Maher

13) “We are designed to run and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so.”Jeff Galloway

14) “My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.”John Bryant

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