50+ Best Track and Field Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Track and field is the general name for a particular group of sports in which people compete, including running, jumping, and throwing. Inspirational track and field quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Track and Field Quotes

You can’t flirt with the track. You must marry it. Bill Easton

I’ve always given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. Steve Prefontaine

I go running when I have to. Like when the ice cream truck is doing sixty. Wendy Liebman

They say good things take time, that’s why I run slow. Amanda Brooks

The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat. Bill Squires

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

The true measure of a runner isn’t in time, but rather in the effort it took along the way. Jenny Hadfield

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes

Train hard while others don’t, so you can win while your opponents won’t. Andre Bramble

Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle! Sanya Richards Ross

Amazing Track and Field Quotes

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. Michael Johnson

The best way people will come to recognize that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do. Maurice Greene

I used to have tears in my eyes on the way to practice because I was so focused. For me, track and field was serious business. I didn’t have any friends. I was very isolated and focused. Edwin Moses

I run so my goals in life will continue to get bigger instead of my belly. Bill Kirby

Even if you fall flat on your surface at least you are moving forward. Sue Luke

The great thing about athletics is that it’s like poker, sometimes you know what’s in your hand and it may be a load of rubbish, but you’ve got to keep up the front. Sebastian Coe

My favorite moments are when I pass someone who’s huffing and puffing and all I got are some slightly tired legs. Troy Streacker

Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. Jumbo Elliot

All athletes need three things: commitment, discipline, and hard work. Without that, it’s hard to keep running. Haile Gebrselassie

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination. Tommy Lasorda

To be number one, you have to train like you’re number two. Maurice Greene

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. Nike

For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it. Usain Bolt

Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. Sarah Condor

If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal. Rob de Castella

Inspirational Track and Field Quotes

The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart. Bill Bowerman

I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. Robin Williams

Running allows me to set my mind free. Kara Goucher

The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. Franklin P. Jones

Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas. Esa Tikkannen

We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. Will Rogers

Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore. Lasse Viren

It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it’s close. Jesse Owens

Remember all things are possible for those who believe. Gail Devers

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. Wilma Rudolph

Somewhere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. Tom Fleming

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.  PattiSue Plumer

Running is like mouthwash; if you can feel the burn, it’s working. Brian Tackett

Track and field is the best way to reach out for kids. It doesn’t matter how fast you are. You always want to beat someone. Carl Lewis

Laughter is inner jogging. Norman Cousins

A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Steve Prefontaine

Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. Charles Shulz

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion. Michael Johnson

The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure. Nike

I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up. Jesse Owens