- Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."
- Bill Bowerman
"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
- Sir Roger Bannister
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner
"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize."
- Norman Vincent Peale, author
- Bill Dellinger, University of Oregon coach