Finish Line Running Quotes

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Training for a race? Here are some quotes about reaching your goal – the finish line.

1. "Runners just do it. They run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first."

2. "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, 5-time World Cross-Country Champion

3. "As a sportsman, I accept being beaten.

  Everybody tries to be a winner, but only one in a race will win.  It’s fun to win.  But I don’t find unhappiness if I lose."   - Kip Keino, two time Olympic gold medallist

4. "Tears streamed down my face as I crossed the finish line. I was a new person, a runner."
-Thomas King

5. "You made it to the START, you will make it to the FINISH."   -sign seen at a marathon

6. "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, New York City Marathon co-founder

7. "Victory is paid for in sweat, courage, and preparation."   -Nike

8. "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."  -John Bingham, running speaker and writer

9. "When you cross the finish line, your life will change forever." -Unknown

10. "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

11. "Embrace that finish matter how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it's all yours."

12. "There is no finish line."  - Nike

13.  "The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race."  -Unknown

14.  "To get to the finish line, you have to try a lot of different paths."  -Amby Burfoot

15. "Glory awaits you at the finish line." - Unknown

16.  "You're running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You're delirious. But you keep running because there's no way out of this hell you're in, because there's no way you're not crossing the finish line. It's a misery that non-runners don't understand."   -Martine Costello

17. "If found on ground, please drag to finish line." -Seen on runner's T-shirt

18. "Crossing the finish line. You can't buy that feeling." - Unknown

19.  "Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts." -Ralph Boston

20. "'Dead last' is greater than 'did not finish' which trumps 'did not start'." -Unknown

21. "Its not the finish line that matters. It's the struggle that went before." -Unknown

22. "So often we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey." -Dieter F.


23. "The person who starts the race is not the same as the person who finishes the race." -Unknown

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