quote by Bill Bowerman

Several of my critics have said, 'Bowerman just tacks up a piece of paper in the locker room and turns his runners loose.' They're partially right. I do give the athletes a relatively free rein and for good reason. One of my principles is? 'Don't overcoach.'

— Bill Bowerman

Charming Runner Up quotations

In war there is no second prize for the runner-up.

They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long-distance runner.

Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to new stresses. The result? You become stronger.

It takes patience to become the best runner you can be.

Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.

Wake up! Time to die!

It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.

I don't think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging.

If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.

Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals].

It's only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.

Having waited my entire life to get an award for something, anything.

..I now get awards all the time for being mentally ill. It’s better than being bad at being insane, right? How tragic would it be to be runner-up for Bipolar Woman of the Year?

In war there is no prize for runner-up.

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.

If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.

Which one of you is going to be runner-up?

You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite horse was named Champion. He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.

Swimming is probably the ultimate of burnout sports.

It's ironic because millions of people who swim as their regular exercise love the meditation aspect of it; you don't wind up with any orthopedic injuries. But when you swim at a world class level for hours and hours - the loneness of the long distance runner.

The fact is, you can't marry the best when you're dating the runner-up.

While you're searching for Mr. Right, don't settle for Mr. Right Now.

Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up.

I have so many runner-up cups that I am thinking of starting my own tea shop.

You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin' up. Plain and simple.

If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band, they could be a distant runner up to The D.

I know runners who have suffered a tick bite and ended up with Lyme disease.

Ill take an angry moose any day.

I'm not a director that's about precision and control and perfection, I'm about creating an atmosphere that's organic and interesting and then letting people loose, and for that there's no greater actor or performer than children. Animals are maybe a close runner-up.

It sucks to be the runner-up because I've been the runner-up for a long time in my career. I would get so close and then lose a huge movie and sometimes it's one kid who beats you out for three different movies. It's so frustrating at the time, but what's so great is the lesson you take from that, which is, 'I've got to get better.'

Everyone was so good at what they were doing, and what they were bringing onto the table, that I was confident. I guess I was just trying to keep up, really, that was my hope at the end of the day; that I could do them justice and do the story [Maze Runner] justice and do Wes [Ball] justice.

If this is what you do to the winner, I'd hate to see how you treat the runner up.

You have an advantage if you win. I always think it's best to be remembered as a winner rather than as the runner-up. It's definitely more fun getting the gold than it is the silver.

We are just not made up to be middle distance runners.

One time I snuck a ball on with me and when I went to winding up, I threw one of them balls to first and one to second. I was so smooth I picked off both runners and fanned the batter without that ump or the other team even knowing it.

Or why it is acceptable to train fast runners and high jumpers but not to breed them. I can think of some answers, and they are good ones, which would probably end up persuading me. But hasn't the time come when we should stop being frightened even to put the question?

There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them. But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.

What happened to the winner" Adina asked.

"She tripped." "And the first runner-up?" Miss Michigan cracked her knuckles. "She tripped, too.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you think, ‘Man, this hurts, I can’t take it anymore. The ‘hurt’ part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself.

Republicans woke up Sunday with an undeniable reality.

Donald Trump's the clear front-runner now for their party's nomination. Trump, celebrated, of course, his big win in South Carolina.

The sport is definitely growing, and has become much more competitive.

When I started, you were either a former swimmer or runner who took up triathlons. Now, you have a generation of triathletes coming up that started competing at a young age - these are the people that will change the game.

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