“What I want is to be number one. Somebody may beat me, but they’re going to have to bleed to do it.- Steve Prefontaine


          “I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” -Muhammad Ali


    “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


     “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” -Roger Bannister

            “Just shut up and run.” -Kenrick Sealy /  Head Cross Country and Track coach for the Silver Bullets Track Club.     *** Might be my favorite  – LOL


“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”-Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner 


“In running, 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