A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.


Try not, do or do not; There is no try - Yoda


To win, you must have talent and desire --
But desire is first - Sam Snead

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. - Bob Knight

I'm going to try to work it out so that's it's a pure guts race at the end -- and if it is, I'm the only one that can win it. - Steve Prefontaine

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. - Muhammed Ali

I've never run a bad race when my training has gone well.
If I train well, I'll run well. - Alberto Salazar

If you think you are beaten you are,
If you think you dare not you don't,
If you like to win but you think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose you lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will,
It's all in your state of mind.

Life's battles don't always go to the
Stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins is the
One who thinks he can. - Sid Collins

...We can blaze! Become legends in our own time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out! We can become God's own messengers delivering the dreaded scrolls! We can race dark Satan himself till he wheezes fiery cinders down the back straightaway! They'll speak our names in hushed tones, 'Those guys are animals' they'll say! We can lay it on the line, bust a gut, show them a clean pair of heels. We can sprint the turn on a spring breeze and feel the winter leave our feet! - Quenton Cassidy (John L. Parker)

Don't tell me how rocky the sea is. Just bring the ship in. - Lou Holtz

What counts is not neccesarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight Eisenhower

It's okay to be fast. - Nike

It's rude to count the people you pass. Out loud. - Adidas

Winners believe they can win.

Any time you try to win everything, you must be willing to lose everything. - Larry Czonka

Part time runners get part time results.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. - Steve Prefontaine

If you don't believe, you don't belong. - Alan Kulwicki


If we aim for a star we may occasionally reach a height normally beyond our reach. - Sir Roger Bannister

You can have it all, but how much do you want it? - Noel Gallagher, lyrics from Supersonic

Don't think you are - know you are. - Laurence Fishburne, from The Matrix

People cannot understand why a man runs. They do not see sport in it, argue that it lacks the sight and thrill of body contact. Yet, the conflict is there, more raw and challenging than any man versus man competition. In running, it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability, with brain and heart to control and master himself and his emotions. - Glenn Cunningham