If you need inspiration for training or competition, the following quotes from some of the best track and field athletes in the world should give you the mental boost and motivation that you are looking for.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
World Record Sprinter
If you have done something once, you can do it again or you can do it better. The beauty is the pursuit of the limit, not the limit itself. At least that's what I hope people realize.
The strategy of my coach and me was that we looked at pictures of all the best pole vaulters from around the world and we took the best parts from them, and we created a person that had never existed. We then started to work toward being such a person.
World Record Pole Vaulter
All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I'm doing and to be committed to whatever I'm doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.
World Record Heptathlete
You can't control what the other athlete is going to do; you can't control anything except for your competition and how you execute the race or how you execute the task.
These inspirational quotes from some of the best all-time track and field athletes should motivate you and get you excited for any training or meet!