10 YouTube Videos That Will Make You Want to Run Right Now

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Looking for inspiration or a kick in the pants to go running? Here’s 10 ways to get it:

1) “Rise and Shine”

Giving you every ounce of motivation you need to not let the snooze button win. Get up and train for victory!

2) “Ironman Triathlete Crawl”

Athletes sometimes have to prove that their minds are stronger than their bodies. This gutsy finish between two triathletes is hard to watch unless you understand how every ounce of their hearts is in this race.

3) “Meb Keflezighi 2014 Boston Marathon”

After the tragedy at the 2013 Boston Marathon, it was quite the Cinderella story that an American took top honors in the men’s division at the 2014 race. It’s kind of impossible to not feel incredibly patriotic if you are an American watching this video.

4) “Gatorade One More”

For the runner who is constantly looking to test the limits, this Gatorade commercial inspires to push through one more repeat, one more lap, or one more mile.

5) “Find Your Greatness”

We all started the running journey by taking the first step. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner, runners at any level can appreciate what it takes to start putting one foot in front of the other.

6) “2007 Chicago Marathon Finish”

While most runners will never experience breaking the finish tape of an international race, everyone can admire the guts of racing hard until the bitter end. This incredibly close finish between Patrick Ivuti and Jaouad Gharib will be sure to fuel your competitive spirit.

7) “Why We Run”

This compilation of track, cross country, and road races is full of close finishes and gutsy performances. Plus, it proves that running is not always about who finishes first, but rather who has the courage to fail.

8) “Better Your Best”

Sometimes your best competition is yourself. This Asics commercial is a nod to racing against your toughest enemy — the PR clock. The fast-paced soundtrack and chase-like sequence is a surefire way to fire up your competitive spirit.

9) “Find Your Strong”

This Saucony commercial is only a minute, but features runners over all the major terrains tackling their runs. From the initial start to the final stretch, the ad encourages runners to “find your strong.”

10) “Be Great”

This compilation of great racing moments features footage taken over the last few decades. The hairstyles and running garb have changed over time, but the essence of running remains a constant.


1 comment… add one
  • Tony Wesley November 20, 2014, 1:53 pm

    I’m quite fond of the “Chris Solinsky – Beast Mode” video where — running in his first ever 10K — he breaks the American record for the 10K. The event was all set up for Galen Rupp to set the new record but Solinsky had other plans. The video shows the last incredible 900 meters.

    Enough yakking. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgdFrUjKppQ

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