Here are some silly, inspirational and fun triathlon quotes for all our triathletes out there with one from our very own Jacqui Slack.
“I still have a big problem with confidence if I don’t have a good race it always used to get me down and still does a little. Now I tell myself to learn from the experience everyone has bad days but you have to move on. I try to surround myself with positive people my family and sponsors are always understanding and supportive whatever happens. There is always another race around the corner to prove yourself ” - Jacqui Slack (Amanzi Triathlete)
“If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race it’s up to you.” - Dave Scott (Triathlete)
“You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime.” - Mark Allen (Ironman)
“I’m not slow, I’m just enjoying the race longer.”
“Almost drowned, crashed the bike, puked on the run. When’s the next Tri?”
“The faster you run, the sooner you’re done.”
“I’d quit racing tri’s, but I need the T-shirts since they’re most of my wardrobe.”
“You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking by the roadside. It’s the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?” – Chris McCormack (Two-Time Ironman World Champion)
“You can quit if you want, and no one will care. But you will know the rest of your life.” – John Collins (Ironman Founder).
“It’s easy to get caught up in our little world (what?!) of triathlon, talking about the relative dorkiness of specific activities and attire choices. But I’ve got news for you guys. According to the 99.9 percent of the population outside of the sport, we’re all big ’ol dorks. The coolest triathlete out there hovers somewhere between captain of the chess club and Steve Urkel on the world scale of coolness. Don’t worry — I don’t think it’s entirely our faults. It’s the nature of our sport, being the outcasts of not one but three more popular and established sports. That’s a lot of nerds jockeying for position.” — Jesse Thomas (Triathlete)
“The one time, and only time, I will shush my wife without getting in trouble is at mile 14 of an Ironman Marathon.” — Trevor Wurtele (Triathlete)
“Failure is failure only when we stop trying anymore.”– Sri Chinmoy
“We are judged by what we finish, not what we start.”
“It never gets easier, you just go faster” – Greg Lemond (Racing Cyclist)