""""The Running Encyclopedia is to a running aficionado as a dictionary is to a crossword puzzle addict. Richard Benyo's compilation is a running nerd's aphrodisiaca must-have for a runner's bookshelf."Henley GabeauExecutive director of Road Runners Club of America """This is an authoritative resource for anyone interested in distance running, but it's also a surprisingly fun read and a delightful way to remember the people, places, and events of running's colorful and unique history. Once you start browsing, it's hard to stop!""" Don KardongSenior Writer, Runners World MagazinePast President, Road Runners Club of America "
About the Author
Currently the editor of "Marathon & Beyond," Richard Benyo is a former editor of "Runner's World" (1977-84), a veteran distance runner, and the author of 16 previous books on running, health, and fitness. He also served as the running columnist for the "San Francisco Chronicle," and in 1998 he was named Journalist of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Benyo first became interested in road racing after participating in college cross country. He lives in Forestville, California, with his wife, Rhonda Provost. In his leisure time he enjoys running, reading, and sailing.Joe Henderson has been running and writing for more than 40 years since his early experiences in high school track. Like Benyo, he is a former editor of "Runner's World" (1970-77) and a prolific author, having written 22 previous books on running and fitness. He was RRCA's Journalist of the Year in both 1979 and 1997--making him the only person to receive this distinction twice--and he has been a member of the RRCA Hall of Fame since 1979.Henderson is highly regarded in the running community and is currently the West Coast editor of "Runner's World." He and his wife, Barbara Shaw, live in Eugene, Oregon. His hobbies, like his work, include reading, writing, and running.