1. 10

    What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.

    29
  2. 9

    To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.

    34
  3. 8

    If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to.

    36
  4. 7

    You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.

    43
  5. 6

    Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

    49
  6. 5

    It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

    53
  7. 4

    There is a great advantage in training under unfavorable conditions. It is better to train under bad conditions, for the difference is then a tremendous relief in a race.

    64
  8. 3

    An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

    68
  9. 2

    A runner must run with dreams in his heart.

    69
  10. 1

    If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.

    72
  11. Last Update: 18 October 2021

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