Answers to our Quiz: Name that Running Movie

Run-Fat-Boy-Run-Movie.jpg -- Dennis Doyle as Simon Pegg, the hero of "Run Fat Boy, Run." (2007)

Below are the answers to our Quiz: Name that Running Movie.
Here's a still from one of the answers, so just in case you still wanted to take the quiz, you won't see the answers yet. (They're after the picture and the break.) If you haven't seen any of these movies, click on the movie's name. You just might find the movie that inspires you to work towards a new goal or help you to inspire a friend working towards a goal of their own.

1. Fire on the Track – the Steve Prefontaine Story: “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. Jim Ryun – America’s Greatest Miler: “One of the easiest races I’ve ever ran.”

3. The Jericho Mile: “I’m lookin’ at a dead man! I’m talkin’ to a dead man!”

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

5. Run For Your Life: “26 miles, 385 yards, no one was mugged, no one was hit by a taxi.”

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

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

8. Without Limits – Prefontaine: “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. Spirit of the Marathon: “If you lose your time chip, you don’t get a time. And that’ll make my head explode.”

10. Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner: “I used to be a runner myself, quite a useful one too but a bit of a plodder.”

11. On the Edge: “Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory.” (tagline)

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

13. Forrest Gump: “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. Chariots of Fire: “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: Endurance:I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner.” (Movie about Haile Gebrselassie, culminating in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.)

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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