Inspirational Quotes from Bill Rodgers

To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year – but for a lifetime.

Bill Rodgers

The marathon can humble you.

Bill Rodgers

I like rain, actually.

Bill Rodgers

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.

Bill Rodgers

The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.

Bill Rodgers

Being a runner means you are now ‘free’ to win and lose and live life to its fullest.

Bill Rodgers

Hills are terrific for running.

Bill Rodgers

I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.

Bill Rodgers

I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.

Bill Rodgers

I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.

Bill Rodgers

I want to run until I can’t run.

Bill Rodgers

I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.

Bill Rodgers

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.

Bill Rodgers

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.

Bill Rodgers

Anybody can be a runner… We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It’s the easiest sport.

Bill Rodgers

I believe you’ll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.

Bill Rodgers

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.

Bill Rodgers

Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s.

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Every race is totally different.

Bill Rodgers

You cannot always run at your best.

Bill Rodgers