Mystic, CT

Amby BurfootRunning Bio:

  • 1968 Boston Marathon winner

  • Runner’s World editor since 1978. Currently editor-at-large

  • Author of numerous books on running, including First Ladies of Running (Rodale Press, 2016)

  • Finisher, 50 consecutive Manchester (CT) 5-milers on Thanksgiving Day

  • College roommate with Jeff Galloway, then Bill Rodgers

  • Finisher, two Comrades Marathons (54 miles) in South Africa

  • Ran 1994 Marine Corps Marathon with Oprah Winfrey

  • Ran 2003 Boston Marathon with Will Ferrell

  • Ran 2010 Athens Marathon in full Pheidippides regalia

  • 105,000 total lifetime miles, and even more stories

 Amby BurfootHonors:

  • Hall of Fame, Road Runners Club of America

  • Hall of Champions, Running USA

  • Hall of Fame, National Distance Running Hall of Fame

  • Journalistic Excellence Award, twice, Road Runners Club of America

  • George Sheehan Journalism Award, National Distance Running Hall of Fame

  • George A. Hirsch Journalism Award, New York Road Runners


  •  67 years young

  • Still running, slower and slower every day

  • Married, two grown children

Speaking Topics:

  • “100,000+ Miles and Still Going (Kinda Strong): Lessons from the Roads”

  • “What Pheidippides Got Right, and Where He Went Wrong”

  • And others