Alysia Montano: Running

I was running within myself. I was very present with myself. It’s when I worry about others that things begin to fall apart.

Alysia Montano, winner of the Women’s 800m race at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

Dathan Ritzenhein: Belly fire

Dathan Ritzenhein, Yonas Kifle (behind Ritzenh...

Dathan Ritzenhein, Yonas Kifle (behind Ritzenhein), and Meb Keflezighi at the 2009 London Marathon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People say I’m a big talent. But a lot of runners have good leg speed. The reason I keep coming back is because I have a fire in my belly.

Dathan Ritzenhein