Inspirational track quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.
Most Famous Track Quotes
I don’t think limits.
To be number one, you have to train like you’re number two. Maurice Greene
Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.
Somewhere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. Tom Fleming
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.
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
I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.
The true measure of a runner isn’t in time, but rather in the effort it took along the way. Jenny Hadfield
We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self discipline, and effort.
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
Friendships are born on the field of athletic strife and the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
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
Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing it
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
It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it’s close.
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
On his record setting long jump: I decided I wasn’t going to come down. I was going to fly. I was going to stay up in the air forever.
You can’t flirt with the track. You must marry it. Bill Easton
Life can lure us into this fantasy. A fantasy of fear. We look around and begin to fear we aren’t good enough for the right here and right now, so we create illusions in our minds of what we still need to be when all we need to be is present in this moment, at this time.
Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. Jumbo Elliot
When you finally realize your gifts and talents, joy and satisfaction come as you walk in your purpose.
I run so my goals in life will continue to get bigger instead of my belly. Bill Kirby
Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle.
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
When we step into the grace of God, we step out of the confinements of time.
I go running when I have to. Like when the ice cream truck is doing sixty. Wendy Liebman
I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.
We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. Will Rogers
I always want to give more than I gave yesterday.
Laughter is inner jogging. Norman Cousins
Before a race, I block out what’s going on in the stadium. It’s different for everyone. But for me, I’ve always been able to block it out. For a sprint race, it’s important not to get distracted.
They say good things take time, that’s why I run slow. Amanda Brooks
My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race. She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run.
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
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race. It’s to test the limits of the human heart.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
My favorite moments are when I pass someone who’s huffing and puffing and all I got are some slightly tired legs. Troy Streaker
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day, someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.
Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. They are not barriers anymore. Lasse Viren
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
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.
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
One of the main techniques I used was focusing on the goal and visualizing myself competing in the race before the race started.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion. Michael Johnson
The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes. Sports psychology is a very small part, but it’s extremely important when you’re winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.
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
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