Inspiring Quotes for Boston Runners

Get inspired with these running quotes.

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Runners, rev your engines! Ahead of the Boston Marathon, we rounded up the best running quotes that offer the perfect words of inspiration and motivation for every runner.


“Winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” – Meb Keflezighi


“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer


“I have met my hero, and he is me.” – George Sheehan


“If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami


“Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” – Tim Noakes


“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.” – Patti Sue Plummer


“Get going. Get up and walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill