"God has given me the ability, the rest is up to me.  Believe...believe...believe." 

‚Äč - Billy Mills, Olympic gold medalist in the 10,000

   meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

"Your goal should always be to do your best and hopefully win.  Steve Prefontaine and Rod Dixon won over 90% of the races they ran in their careers.  Most runners will never taste victory but we can always do our best.  Running the best time of your life, your PR (personal record) is a fabulous accomplishment and should be every runner's greatest pursuit."  

  - Jon Sutherland, from his excellent book,"Coach's Guide to Distance Running."  

* Quotes on this website were selected from those contained in "Coach's Guide to Distance Running"