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Quotes about running marathons.

"pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity."   - Michael Johnson

"I'm going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race."   - Johnny Gray

"I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."   - Jesse Owens

"It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."   - Ann Trason

"Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."   - Steve Prefontaine

"The gun goes off and everthing changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters."   - Patti Sue Plummer

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."   - Frank Shorter

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."   - Doug Larson

"If you start to feel good during an ultra, dont' worry you will get over it."   - Gene Thibeault

"No negative thoughts cross my mind on race day. When I look into their eyes, I know I'm going to beat them."   - Danny Harris

"I cannot have survival as my only goal. That would be too boring. My goal is to come back in my best running form. It is good for me to have that goal; it will help me."   - Ludmila Engquist (Olympic champion hurdler facing cancer and chemotherapy)

"When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?"   - Jesse Owens

"I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners."   - Sebastian Coe


Seko: If one feels that 40K is a very long run, an extraordinary distance, then one cannot be called a marathon runner. A marathon runner shouldn't fear distance.


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