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Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.
Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel a burn, its working.
Losers look at what they are going through. Winners look where they are going to.
I have met my hero, and he is me.
Pains lasts for a moment, but pride lasts forever.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
There is no bad weather, just soft runners.
Pain is temporary...quitting is forever.
I am better than I was yesterday but not as good as I will be tomorrow.
The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat.
There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
To be good is not enough when you dream of being great.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Run like you stole something.
Someone may beat me, but they're going to have to bleed to do it.
Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.
The more I run, the more I want to run, and the more I live a life conditioned and influenced and fashioned by my running. And the more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am.
Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.
Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
The best runs sometimes come on days when you didn't feel like running.
There have been many times I regretted skipping a run - but there has never been a time I regretted taking one.
To the brave and the faithful, nothing is impossible.
All it takes is all you got.
Games require skill. Running requires endurance, character, pride, physical strength, and mental toughness. Running is a test, not a game. A test of faith, belief, will, and trust in ones self. So hardcore that it needs a category all to itself to define the pain. When game players criticize, it's because they aren't willing to understand, not because they're stronger. Running is more than a sport; it's a lifestyle. If you have to ask us why we run, you'll never understand, so just accept.
I will do today what you won't, so I can do tomorrow what you can't.
Catch the person in front of you. Stay in front of the person behind you. Beat the shadow next to you!
When your legs are tired, run with your heart.
It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.
Good things come slow - especially in distance running.
A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they're capable of understanding.
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.
What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice The Gift.
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.
The harder you push, the more you are pulled.
Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is.
The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.
You don't run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world. Against God, if you're good enough.
Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
The real purpose of running isn't to win a race, it's to test the limits of the human heart.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things.