83 Inspiring Eliud Kipchoge Quotes for Runners on Running

Eliud Kipchoge, born in 1984 in Kenya, is heralded as the world’s top marathoner.

From 2014 to 2019, he dominated all 10 marathons he raced in. Raised by his teacher-mother after his father’s passing, he started running early on.

He met mentor Patrick Sang at 16 and clinched major victories in the 2000s, including Olympic medals.

A setback in 2012 redirected his focus to marathons, sparking a winning streak in global marathons, setting and breaking records.

Eliud Kipchoge

In a unique attempt, he ran a marathon under 2 hours, although unofficial. Kipchoge’s secret? Unyielding discipline, motivation and an almost monk-like lifestyle in Kenya.

Eliud Kipchoge is widely considered the world’s greatest marathoner.

I have made a list of the motivational quotes by Eliud Kipchoge in this article.

Inspiring Eliud Kipchoge Quotes


Only the disciplined ones are free in life. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


I believe in what I am doing. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


When you smile and you’re happy, you can trigger the mind to not feel your legs. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


I will teach the kids how to think in a positive way. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


Sometimes all it takes is a little adjustment to face the obstacles in life. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


Nothing is stronger than a peaceful mind. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I saw people celebrating all over the country, Kenya… will be united and in future Kenya will be a running nation. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


You live simple, you train hard, and live an honest life. Then you are free. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I am the happiest man to run under two hours. I am here to inspire everyone that it can be done. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

With a strong heart and a good mind, you can do it. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I think the medals are the same, I will be among the competitors, I don’t complain. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


Thinking positively and confidently changed my life. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Best Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

The most important factors which actually aided me in breaking the two hour mark. One was the team work. Secondly is the people around me. Good training. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Don’t make excuses. When you have decided to do something, do it. No excuses. Then you are self-disciplined. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

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. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I am running to make history, to show that no human is limited. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If selected I will be there. If the Tokyo Olympics is at the front of my mind, and I trust and believe that when the time comes, I will be on the starting line. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I believe in calm, simple, low-profile life. You live simple, you train hard, and live an honest life. Then you are free. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If you train with fast athletes, it keeps you pushing. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

When I miss one workout session, it’s like missing a discussion with your classmates, where six people are discussing a subject. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


My mind is always free. My mind is flexible. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

These roads are best ran together. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

To me, running is life. I run to live longer and enjoy a healthier life. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Motivational Eliud Kipchoge Quotes


If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

This is happiness. To run before the world is awake in the most beautiful environment here in Kenya’. ~ Eliud Kipchoge

I want to go down in history as the best marathon runner, and for future generations I want to be a role model as a runner as well as a person. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I love the sport, and that’s what drives me. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If athletes can go near their fans, many people would develop a love for running. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

The marathon is hard; the second day, you don’t go up or down stairs. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


I like to be with my family, to read books, and know what is going on in the world… ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Inspirational Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

All our minds, all our thoughts are parallel. But I respect everybody’s thoughts. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

In the offseason I allow my body to recover, my mind to recover. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

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. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

You cannot train alone and expect to run a fast time. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I’m confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

In any profession, you should think positively. That’s the driver of your mind. If your mind is really thinking positive then you are on the right track. ‘Pleasure in what you’re doing puts perfection in your work. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

In life, the idea is to be happy. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Mentality is where the success is. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Mentality is where the success is. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I have kept a training diary to record my plans and my feelings and emotions for a long time. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Every day is a challenge, you’re always faced with a new one. And when I have achieved something, I look forward to the next goal. That’s the way to go. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I would like to tell every living soul in the world that anyone can do whatever they want, all they need is to believe and trust in themselves. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Famous Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

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

The world is actually full of challenges and we need to challenge ourselves. I took a challenge to run that fast. It consumes a lot of energy especially mentally. But I took myself and accepted to be challenged and I challenged the time. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Personally, I don’t believe in limits. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

When I have a lot of pain, I try to confuse my mind to forget about the pain and think about the distance. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I started running because my neighbor, Patrick Sang, was an athlete and I wanted to be just like him. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


There is a formula: 100% of me is nothing compared to 1% of the whole team. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Keeping calm allows you to think more clearly and being patient allows you to be prepared on how best to run a beautiful race. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I don’t have regrets. In any sport, the feeling of regret is a sign of indiscipline. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


Marathon is no longer an individual event, it’s a team event. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

My mind was clear… From the first kilometer to the last kilometer, I knew I had it. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

It means a lot to Kenya, running under two hours, together we can make a beautiful world. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Top Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

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. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I’m sending a message to every individual in this world that when you work hard, when you actually concentrate, when you set your priorities high, when you actually set your goals, and put them in your heart and in your mind and in your mind, you will accomplish, without any question. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Athletics is not so much about the legs. It’s about the heart and mind. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Accept change. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

You can break any barrier. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

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. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Popular Eliud Kipchoge Quotes

It’s still my legs that are doing the running, not the shoe. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

In the future, I still need to perform well and I still need to win marathons. But I feel more than anything that I need to make history. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


To run alone is not sport. To run with others is sport. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I am just going to try to run my personal best. If it comes as a world record, I would appreciate it. But I would treat it as a personal best. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I’m strict about my work goals and training. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

When I was young I would run for fun and I didn’t know back then that this would be my career. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I want to run with a relaxed mind. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Marathon is life. And life is where you progress. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

Mental fitness plays a big role during competition. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If you are humble, your concentration will be very high. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If I miss one training, then I will not sleep well. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

I really want to make a big mark in athletics, to be a legend and be a good example to kids. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.


I always treat myself as my biggest competitor. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

The law of nature cannot allow all human beings to think together. In breaking the two-hour barrier, I want to open minds to think that no human is limited. ~ Eliud Kipchoge.

So these were the 83 top quotes about Eliud Kipchoge.

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