Marathon Running Quotes

Like the running quotes, these marathon quotes are the antidote for marathon runners, veterans and trainees alike.

Let them pump you up. Keep sailing along with them in your back pocket.

Marathon Running Quotes

  • You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming. ~ Frank Shorter
  • If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26.2 miles, you’re abnormal. ~ Rob de Castella
  • The marathon can humble you. ~ Bill Rodgers
  • I don’t think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don’t think about the mile I’m on right now, I don’t think about the miles I’ve already covered. I think about what I’m doing right now, just being lost in the moment. ~ Ryan Hall
  • The body doesn’t want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed. ~ Jacqueline Gareau
  • Anyone can run 20 miles. It’s the next six that count. ~ Barry Magee
  • First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn. ~ Asics
  • Marathons are about tenacity as much as talent. ~ John Bingham
  • Marathoning is just another form of insanity. ~ John J. Kelly
  • Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go. ~ Anonymous
  • At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill. ~ Anonymous
  • The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race. ~ Anonymous
  • A marathon is a string of moments, mixtures of events and emotions that we sample as we move along. ~ Anonymous
  • To finish will leave you feeling like a champion and positively change your life. ~ Jeff Galloway
  • There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime off knowing you have. ~ Anonymous
  • Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have nature and that is much better.
  • To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who’s never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind. ~ Jerome Drayton
  • I just run as hard as I can for 20 miles, and then race. ~ Steve Jones
  • A marathon is like life with it’s ups and downs, but once you have done it you feel that you can do anything. ~ Anonymous
  • Pain is temporary. Pride is forever. ~ Anonymous

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