"A focused mind is one of the most powerful forces in the entire universe" - Fortune cookie scroll

"Kona didn't satiate me, it just made me want to go back even more" - T.E.

"A wise man once said, 'man can overcome any obstacle'. That man had obviously never ran a triathlon" - Dr. John Dorian from Scrubs (Zach Braff's character)

"Greatness is there, if we'd simply wake up and commit ourselves to working our butts off" - Gordo Byrn

"...always run through the finish, don't ease up before" - Gary Boyce

"Take one lick of the lollipop of mediocrity and you will suck forever" - Anonymous

"Most sports require a ball.....triathlon requires 2!"

"JFT!" - Gordo Byrn

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us." ~ Sir Winston Churchill

"Impossible is nothing" - Ironman

"The only difference between possible and impossible is IM" - Ironman

"Pain is weakness leaving the body..."

"Without play - without that child still alive in all of us - we will always be incomplete. And not only physically, but creatively, intellectually, and spiritually as well" - George Sheehan

From the outgoing US XC ski coach, "...as athletes, you cannot go from skiing 350 hours to 750 all in one year. You have to build it up. If you start as a serious athlete training twice a day at age 22, then you are seven years behind..."

"Live the life you've imagined" -Henry David Thoreau

"...Like when you're training, you can always do one more. Always. As tired as you might think you are, you can always, always do one more" - Floyd Landis (world renown cheater and liar)

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." - Henry David Thoreau

"Luck helps those who help themselves" - Fortune cookie scroll

"Excellence does not come easily, it's a choice we make each and every day..."

"Hard work makes the effort look easy" - Joe Meyers

"Do you know how close the chase pack is? Are you aware of them?"  "Yeah. I'm not worried. It doesn't matter. I make my own way, they make theirs, we will see who is strong" -Wolfgang Diettrich, Ironman Kona 1989

"Winners expect to win in advance.  Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy" - Fortune cookie scroll

"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic." -Tim Noakes