There are about 570 marathons held in the United States every year and approximately 0.5% of the US population has run a marathon. When the number 0.5% appears on future T-shirts you will know that it means YOU!
Far better it is to dare to do mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to tank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt
Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ:
"The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed."
"The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever."
This is an event T shirt for experienced runners and "newbies." Team members can wear them for the race of give as a gift to new members of your team. (Also see the T for FINISHERS that says "GIVE YOURSELF A HAND.")