Track And Field Quotes

Track And Field Quotes by Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Marcus O’Sullivan, Harry Shum, Jr., Chuck Norris, Confucius and many others.

People say that it was degrading for an Olympic champio

People say that it was degrading for an Olympic champion to run against a horse, but what was I supposed to do? I had four gold medals, but you can’t eat four gold medals. There was no television, no big advertising, no endorsements then. Not for a black man, anyway.
Jesse Owens
At the end of the day, if you’re a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
Carl Lewis
Running is in my blood-the adrenaline flows before the races, the love/hate of butterflies in your stomach.
Marcus O’Sullivan
I actually got dared to audition for the dance team. All my track-and-field buddies dared me to audition, and I was one of the few guys who did it.
Harry Shum, Jr.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
Chuck Norris
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
I love watching gymnastics, swimming, and track and field.
Mia Hamm
I began with track and field because this is what I know.
Sergei Bubka
If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want – Why? Because (a) you’ll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you’ll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway.
Don Kardong
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Oprah Winfrey
Coffee doesn’t do it for me; it’s running that gets me going.
Joan Benoit
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
Sebastian Coe
I never really worried about those hurdles. They were just standing there, and I was always zooming past them just to get back on the ground again.
Rod Milburn
I was working in corporate Canada and I was doing all right. But I was burnt out… Long hours, a lot of clients. I just wanted to get away. Track and field was sort of like the elimination thing. I just wanted to go and do something. Exercise my brain and my body and kind of gravitate to that.
Donovan Bailey
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
George A. Sheehan
Life is a marathon, not a sprint; pace yourself accordingly.
Amby Burfoot