31 Motivational Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

A list of the top 31 Eliud Kipchoge quotes.

Eliud Kipchoge, a Kenyan professional long-distance runner, was born on November 5, 1984.

He won the Olympic marathon in both 2016 and 2020. In addition, at the 2018 Berlin Marathon, he set a world record in the marathon with a time of 2:01:39. His time was 1 minute and 18 seconds faster than the previous world record.

Kipchoge is widely regarded as the best marathon runner in history and one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

  1. “Athletics is not so much about the legs. It’s about the heart and mind.”

2. “If you believe in something and put it in your mind and heart, it can be realised.”

3. “If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free.”

4. “Thinking positively and confidently changed my life. If you stay consistent and work hard, you can be successful for a long time.”

5. “If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you.”

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6. “Self-discipline starts with you. It’s no other person. It starts with you. Start to examine yourself…Self discipline is doing what’s right instead of doing what you feel like doing. That’s the meaning of self-discipline.”

7. I’m confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key… I’m strict about my work goals and training.

8. “Don’t make excuses. When you have decided to do something, do it. No excuses. Then you are self-disciplined.”

9. “Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions.”

10. “If you are humble, your concentration will be very high.”

11. “Mentality is where the success is. I will teach the kids how to think in a positive way.”

12. “Mental fitness plays a big role during competition.”

13. “If you concentrate on the rear mirror, you’ll crash and cause an accident.”

14. “I always treat myself as my biggest competitor.”

 Eliud Kipchoge quotes

15. “No human is limited.”

16. “I want to show the world that you can go beyond your thoughts, you can break more than you think you can break.”

17. “Accept change…I know it is not really comfortable to adopt change but change in life of a human being or life of any profession is really important. But change can not be forced.”

18. “I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there.”

19. “I wake up at 5am, by 6am I’m on the way to training. I come back and relax, have lunch, take a little nap, then train again at 4pm for an evening run. Then relax, dinner and bed at 9pm until the next day.”

20. “I have kept a training diary to record my training plans and my feelings and emotions for a long time.”

21. “I want to stay for a long time and leave a mark so the young generation can aspire to be at the top like me. I love the sport, and that’s what drives me.”

22. “When you smile and you’re happy, you can trigger the mind to not feel your legs.”

23.  “I think the medals are the same, I will be among the competitors, I don’t complain.”

24. “I know that good preparation is more important than everything else.”

 Eliud Kipchoge quotes

25. “What motivates me year in, year out, is the love for the sport and the legacy I want to leave for the present and next generation.”

26. Passion is a choice. You need to choose to be great. It’s not a chance, it’s a choice.

27. “I believe in calm, simple, low-profile life. You live simple, you train hard, and live an honest life. Then you are free.”

28. “If I miss one training, then I will not sleep well.”

29. My mind is always free. My mind is flexible.

30. I enjoy the simplistic training and life in marathon. You run, eat, sleep, walk around – that’s how life is. You don’t get complicated. The moment you get complicated it distracts your mind.

31. “I’m happy to be the first human being to run under two hours.”

My favorite Eliud Kipchoge quotes are, “If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you.” and “If you believe in something and put it in your mind and heart, it can be realised.”

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