16 Inspirational Marathon Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

Need a little help getting out the door for a run? Here are some of our favorite inspirational marathon quotes to boost your motivation and help you achieve your running goals.

Marathon Quotes - The thought of later in the day having to explain to myself why I didn’t run that morning is enough to get me out the door – Linda Johnson
Marathon Quotes - Don’t stop when you’re tied. Stop when you’re done – Marilyn Monroe and others
Marathon Quotes - You were Born to Run. Maybe not that fast, maybe not that far, maybe not that efficiently as others. But to Get up and move, to fire up that entire energy-producing, oxygen-delivery, bone-strengthening process we call running. – Florence Griffith-Joyner, Track and Field Athlete
Marathon Quotes - Forget the miles, just remember the glory – unknown
Marathon Quotes - Any idiot can run but it takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon - unknown
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Marathon Quotes - The miracle isn't that I finished. It's that I had the courage to start - John Bingham
Marathon Quotes - If you don’t have the answers to your problems after a Four-Hour Run you ain’t getting them – Christopher McDougall, Author of Born to Run
Marathon Quotes - Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it – Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host and Marathon Runner
Marathon Quotes - The marathon can humble you - Bill Rodger
Marathon Quotes - You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming - Frank Shorter
Marathon Quotes - Everything you ever wanted to know about yourself you can learn in 26.2 miles. Lori Culnane
Marathon Quotes - Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best." Meb Keflezighi, U.S. Olympic Marathoner
Marathon Quotes - If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon – Emil Zatopek, Olympic Gold Medalist
Marathon Quotes - There are times when you run a marathon and you wonder, Why am I doing this? But you take a drink of water, and around the next bend, you get your wind back, remember the finish line, and keep going." Steve Jobs, Information Technology Entrepreneur
Marathon Quotes - It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop - Confucius

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