The Most Inspiring Running Quotes

The hardest part of running is most often putting on our shoes and getting out the door.

How is that so many people run marathons all the time? An entire 42.2km kilometers (or 26.2 miles) without stopping? Where do they get all of this crazy motivation? Something or someone sure as heck inspired them!

Here are some of the most inspiring running quotes to get you on the track.

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

— Oprah Winfrey

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

— Jesse Owens

“The voice inside your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.”

— Unknown

“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”

— T.S. Elliot

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

— Wayne Gretzky

“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.”

— Hal Higdon