Motivational Cross Country Running Quotes

Motivational Cross Country Running Quotes by Priscilla Welch, Clarence DeMar, Neil Armstrong, Bill Bowerman, Robert de Castella, Jesse Owens and many others.

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start

If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.
Priscilla Welch
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Clarence DeMar
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.
Neil Armstrong
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.
Bill Bowerman
A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent of the running I put in is anything but glamorous: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It’s a tough formula. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
Robert de Castella
I always loved running…. It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
Jesse Owens
Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind.
Paavo Nurmi
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
Paul Brown
Onions make me sad. A lot of people don’t realize that.
Mitch Hedberg
It is a paradox to say the human body has no ‘limit.’ There must be a limit to the speed at which men can run. I feel this may be around 3:30 for the mile. However, another paradox remains – if an athlete manages to run 3:30, another runner could be found to marginally improve on that time.
Roger Bannister
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
Roger Bannister
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare
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
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
Chuck Norris
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.
Steve Prefontaine
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
Sebastian Coe