Quiz: Name that Running Movie

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This isn't much of a hint; I mean, you know this is one of them! (runningmovies.com)

Can you name the running movie from which these quotes are taken? (there are a few that aren't exactly about running, but much of the movie centers on the activity.) Here is the rule, if you want to play: 1. NO GOOGLING or using IMDB search or other search functions. DON'T CHEAT! Here we go! We'll post the results later this week, so you can see how well you did. 1. "I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it." 2. "One of the easiest races I've ever ran."

3. “I’m lookin’ at a dead man! I’m talkin’ to a dead man!”

4. “I’d have never fathered a girl like you. You’re a cuckoo’s egg.”

5. “26 miles, 385 yards, no one was mugged, no one was hit by a taxi.”

6. “I can’t believe I actually told them that I abused myself twenty-two times in the last week.”

7. “I went for a bit of a run this morning and I think I’ve got a bit of a … rash …”

8. “I don’t want to win unless I know I’ve done my best, and the only way I know how to do that is to run out front, flat out until I have nothing left. Winning any other way is chicken-shit.”

9. “If you lose your time chip, you don’t get a time. And that’ll make my head explode.”

10. “I used to be a runner myself, quite a useful one too but a bit of a plodder.”

11. “Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory.” (This is the movie’s tagline, not an actual quote.)

12. “Now he thinks he almost got you! You gotta crush him, so he knows you’re better!”

13. “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!”

14. “The “lad”, as you call him, is a true man of principles and a true athlete. His speed is a mere extension of his life, its force. We sought to sever his running from himself.”

15. Bonus: This isn’t a quote from the movie, but from the runner about whom the movie is about. Name the runner, good job. Name the movie, you’re probably a running movie professional. And I am impressed. “I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner.”

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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