10 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Keep Your Running Shoes On

Time and again, India has been at the tip of the curve with the search of the great Olympian. Let’s get our running shoes on and be the athlete that will bag India the GOLD it has been longing for.

Success of a runner comes from not just one but two people – the coach and the athlete. Here are some of the most inspiring quotes by some incredible athletes and coaches that have chased after their dreams. Keep those running shoes on!

1. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes (American Ultra Marathon Runner)
Dean Karnazes
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2. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice (National Football League Player)
Jerry Rice
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3. “You are never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka (National Football League Player & Coach)
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4. “The gun goes off and everything changes… the world changes… and nothing else really matters.” – PattiSue Plumer (American long distance runner who ran twice in the Summer Olympics.)
PattiSue Plumer

5. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine (American middle & long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics.)
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6. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King. (American tennis player with 39 Grand Slam titles.)
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7. “I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.” – Mike Fanelli (Running club coach.)
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8. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito (No.1 American Yoga Instructor)
Fred Devito
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9. “We could be looking at the greatest middle distance runner of all time.” – John Walker (New Zealand Athlete, 1976 Summer Olympics)
John Walker
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10. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali (Boxer, Gold Medalist At 1960 Rome Summer Olympics)
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GAIL ‘The Fastest Indian’ has set out to find the athlete that will give us the next Milkha Singh. So come nominate your city and tell us why it is amongst the ‘fastest’ ones around, here: http://athletics.gailvoice.com/

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