If this week has proven anything, it’s that the running community knows how to stand together.  Since Monday, I’ve read and seen on TV so many stories about runners helping other runners, and creating events to help the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.  This made me think of motivational quotes I’ve read over the years.

One of my most worn out running books is The Quotable Marathoner .  My copy is filled with highlighted and dog-eared pages.  🙂


Below are four quotes from the book that I really like:

“The marathon.  How an average runner becomes more than average.”

One of New Balance’s Top Ten Reasons To Run A Marathon


“When I finish a run, every part of me is smiling.”

by Jeff Galloway in Jeff Galloway’s Training Journal


“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

by John Bingham in Bingham, The Courage to Start

“Crossing the finish line at my first marathon was like ending one life and starting another.  Now I was a runner.  A whole new world opened up to me.” 

by Wayne Gibbons in First Marathon

  • Questions:
  • What are your favorite running quotes?
  • What running groups or companies do you follow on facebook or twitter?
  • Who’s racing this weekend?