Motivational Racing Quotes

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Motivational Running Quotes

Whether you‘re running a marathon or just trying to get through your daily run, a little motivation can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite motivational racing quotes to help you cross the finish line. Looking for some motivation on the track? Check out our collection of motivational racing quotes to get you pumped for your next race!

Motivational Racing Quotes

Get motivated for your next race with these quotes from famous racers!

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

John Bingham, running speaker and writer

“You didn’t beat me. You merely finished in front of me.”

Hal Higdon, American writer and runner

“Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.”

Desiree Linden

“No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.”

Joe Henderson, famed running coach

“Fear is gradually replaced by excitement and a simple desire to see what you can do on the day.”

Lauren Fleshman, American distance runner

“It doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”

Fred Lebow, co-founder of the New York City Marathon

Motivational Running Quotes

“It’s just as important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in come way than you were the day before. This is all good news.”

John Bingham, American marathon runner 

“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.”

PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

“When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting.”

Doris Brown Heritage, women’s distance running pioneer

“Good health, peace of mind, being outdoors, camaraderie: those are all wonderful things that come to you when running. But for me, the real pull of running—the proverbial icing on the cake—has always been racing.”

Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons

“My times become slower and slower, but the experience of the race is unchanged: each race a drama, each race a challenge, each race stretching me in one way or another, and each race telling me more about myself and others.”

George Sheehan

Short Inspirational Running Quotes

Inspirational Quotes for Running

“Running is in my blood—the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.”

Marcus O’Sullivan, Irish middle-distance runner

“Big occasions and races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished.”

Jack Lovelock, environmentalist and futurist

“I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.”

Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist

“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, legendary American track star

“Racing is an escape from society. From symbols of status, and self-perception. A chance to just be. For everyone to just be, with each other.”

Erin Beresini, editor of Triathlete magazine

“Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one.”

George Sheehan, running columnist and writer

“Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.”

John Trautmann, Olympic runner

Short Inspirational Running Quotes

“Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good.”

Hal Higdon, author, and runner

“Be confident in the work you did to prepare for the race. Take a look back at your training logs to remind yourself that you’ve done everything possible to prepare. The race is the fun part where you get to see the hard work pay off. Enjoy it.”

Desiree Linden, U.S. Olympic marathon star

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“I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready.”

Allyson Felix, Olympic gold and silver medalist

“My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.”

Bill Rodgers

“Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.”

Kara Goucher, American long-distance runner

“Let’s just say it and be done with it. Racing hurts. But here’s another truth: having put in the effort to prepare for a race and then not giving it your all hurts even more. The first kind of hurt goes away in hours or a day. The second kind of hurt can last a lifetime.”

Larry Shapiro, author or Zen and the Art of Running

“Once you’re beat mentally, you might as well not even go to the starting line.”

Todd Williams, American long-distance runner

Encouraging Running Quotes

“My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: ‘Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you’ll win.'”

Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold champion

“I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.”

Steve Prefontaine, legendary American long-distance runner

“I love controlling a race, chewing up an opponent. Let’s get down and dirty. Let’s fight it out. It’s raw, animalistic, with no one to rely on but yourself. There’s no better feeling than that.”

Adam Goucher, U.S. Nationals 5K race champion

What are some racing quotes?

If you’re looking for some racing quotes to get you motivated, look no further. Here are some of the best quotes about racing, from some of the most famous drivers in the world. 1. “You only have to do well the first time, because the second time is a gift. ” -Sebastian Vettel 2. “The best drivers, the best car… the worst race. ” -Mark Webber 3. “We don’t know what the limit is until we get there. ” -Mario Andretti

Why do you love racing?

For many, racing provides the perfect mix of excitement and competition. It’s a way to push yourself to the limit and see how far you can go. Whether you’re into drag racing, stock car racing, or anything in between, there’s a reason why you love it. But what is it about racing that gets your heart pumping?

Who will win the race quotes?

With the release of the new season of The Amazing Race, there has been a lot of speculation about who will come out on top. While there are many talented teams, there can only be one winner. These are some of the most popular quotes about the show and the race to win it all.

What do they say before a race?

For anyone who’s ever competed in a race, the pre-race rituals are always important. From psyching yourself up to listening to music, these rituals can help you get into the right mindset for competition. But what do they say before a race? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular things athletes say to themselves before a big race.

Whether you‘re running a marathon or just trying to get out the door for a daily jog, a little motivation can go a long way. Here are 25 quotes to help get you moving:

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are never too old to set new goals or to dream a new dream.”C.S. Lewis

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”Ernest Hemingway

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”Steve Jobs

If you can‘t fly then run, if you can‘t run then walk, if you can‘t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”Martin Luther King Jr.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”Amelia Earhart

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Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn‘t matter whether you‘re the lion or the gazellewhen the sun comes up, you‘d better be running.”Christopher McDougall

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

Inspirational Barrel Racing Quotes

Of course it‘s hard. It‘s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”A League of Their Own

I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”Mia Hamm

There is no finish line.”Bill Rodgers

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”Lance Armstrong

You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can‘t know what‘s coming.”Frank Shorter

Inspirational Barrel Racing Quotes

A goal is a dream with a deadline.”Napoleon Hill

You miss 100% of the shots you don‘t take.”Wayne Gretzky

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”Pierre de Coubertin

You have to be a little bit crazy to run 26.2 miles.” Unknown

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

There is no such thing as aselfmade man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kindness for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.”George Matthew Adams

Your time is limited, don‘t waste it living someone else‘s life.”Steve Jobs

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” Unknown

Positive Running Quotes

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”Winston Churchill

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can‘t accept not trying.”Michael Jordan

If you want something you‘ve never had, you must be willing to do something you‘ve never done.”Thomas Jefferson

Believe you can and you‘re halfway there.”Theodore Roosevelt

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

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” Unknown

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”Winston Churchill

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can‘t accept not trying.”Michael Jordan

Inspirational Quotes About Racing

If you want something you‘ve never had, you must be willing to do something you‘ve never done.”Thomas Jefferson

Believe you can and you‘re halfway there.”Theodore Roosevelt

No matter what your goal is, these motivational quotes will help you push through and cross the finish line.

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