“The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.”
–Juma Ikanga, 1989 New York Marathon winner
“Every man dies, but not every man really lives.”
–William Wallace, as played by Mel Gibson in “Braveheart”
“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”
–Kathrine Switzer, first woman to run the Boston Marathon
“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any
Direction you choose!”
“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.”
“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”
“Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant.”
–Dr. George Sheehan
“Years ago, women sat in the kitchen drinking coffee and discussing life.
Now they discuss the same topics while they run.”
–Joan Benoit, first winner of the women’s Olympic marathon