The Last Runner

battling to maintain the delicate balance between hyperfitness and physical collapse.
- Megan Liberman on ultra running

Pain is a wonderfl thing and now I was feeling wonderful, really wonderful!!!
- Unknow trail runner describing the final pitch to the summit durring the Mt Baldy Run-to-the-Top race

Is this level of athletic competition the ultimate distraction from real life? Or is it a form of prayer?
- Norah Vincent on the Olympics

The duration of an athletic contest is relatively short, while the training for it may take many weeks of arduous work and continuous exercise of self-effort. The real value of sport is not the actual game played in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away, the prize is left behind, but the character you build is yours forever.
- Unknown

Unfortunately I have so many irons on the fire at the moment that there is practically no fire.
- Groucho Marx

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei