| After Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon - It's good to have a guy running in my district that I don't have to worry about.
Senator Joseph Moakley of Boston
| Before winning the London Marathon - I hope to be the fastest fat old git in the race.
Eamonn Martin (1993)
| Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas.
Esa Tlkkannen (1979)
| If you want to know what you'll look like in ten years, look in the mirror after you've run a marathon.
| On being asked if having 'tree trunks for legs' was a disadvantage in the marathon - Not unless they have Dutch elm disease.
| Scratch marathoners once - they tell you how wonderful they feel. Scratch them twice and they tell you about their latest injuries.
Arnold Cooper (1981)
| To describe the agony of a marathon to somebody who's never run it is like trying to explain colour to a person who was born blind.
Jerome Drayton (1977)
| You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.