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25 Best Motivational Running Quotes of All Time

By on Apr 7, 2014
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Lessons In Life (continued)

Joan Benoit Samuelson (read more)

Running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.

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In running, every step you make and every push forward changes you – it transforms you into a different person. Every single run adds something to you and then it also takes something away. You are not the same person you have been at the starting line and by the time you come to the finish your inner self has been reinvented and reimagined.

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Oprah Winfrey (read more)

Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.

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Dr George Sheehan (read more)

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.

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Nelson Mandela (read more)

Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did.

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Christopher McDougall (read more)

If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.

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Abe Gubegna / African proverb (read more)

Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.

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