Bill Bowerman Quotes

Ethan shot me a Bill Bowerman quote today and that made me want to search for a few more….. Below are a few gems from the greatest running coach of all time, taken from the website of the greatest American runner of all time –

Quotes from Bill Bowerman

“God determines how fast you’re going to run; I can only help with the mechanics.”

“A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it’s a matter of fitting your current practices to the event and the individual. See, what’s good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.”

“If you have a body, you are an athlete.”

“The greatest improvement is made by the man who works most intelligently.”

“Don’t give anything away. Never make it easy for the guys you are trying to beat.”

“The athlete makes himself, the coach doesn’t make the athlete.”

“You don’t run at the mouth, you run on the track.”

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  1. abe lopez
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Great quotes by a great man. Inspiration to so many. Here is one more for your collection:

    The magic is in the man, not the 100 miles.
    Bill Bowerman

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