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I know. We all collect these things and you're probably already hip deep.<br><br>
But I found a few good ones at <a href="http://marshall.king.googlepages.com/ultra_quotes.html" target="_blank">http://marshall.king.googlepages.com/ultra_quotes.html</a><br><br>
I particularly like:<br><span><b>There go the crazy people.<br><i>--Unknown spectator at the start of the Rockledge Rumble 50k</i></b></span><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I especially like this. Thanks Hippo.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense. The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms of their being -- a call that asks who they are ..."<br><b>--David Blaikie</b></i></span>
 

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Nice list.<br><br>
From the DW last year at the Canandaigua 50's:<br><br><i>You people are nuts!</i><br><br>
Or from the DD after this years GLER after seeing the patch I got for completing the race:<br><br><i>This is all you get????</i>
 

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"when do you sleep?"
 

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Rereading "To The Edge" last week i came up with some good quotes from Kirk Johnson's book:<br><br>
"Longer and slower does not mean easier in the wrold of the ultramarathon, and it usually means the exact opposite. The Hardrock 100 miler in western Colorado, for example, which is usaully ranked among the toughest trail races in teh world because of its steep mountainous terrain, allows a full 48 hours for runners to cover the distance. With a minimum average required pace of just under 30 minutes a mile, Hardrock is thus both slower and shorter than Badwater"<br><br>
"In Death Valley, going forward is going fast"
 

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Kirk always has something interesting to say...I particularly like his interview during "Running on the Sun" where he says something to the effect...<br>
"For me to run 135 miles is impossible, but if I train properly...in a few months time...I can build an alter-ego that can do it."
 

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his book is truly a good read if you have not read it. goes thru his whole journey and the whole alter ego thing as well.
 

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I like this.
 
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