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Runner's World

“Runner's World” is a globally circulated monthly magazine for recreational runners, published by Rodale Press. In addition to the printed magazine, the magazine's web sites have provided a valuable resource for runners, including thorough running race event calendars.

“Runner's World” was originally launched in 1966 by Bob Anderson as ”Distance Running News”, and Anderson published the magazine by himself for several years. Runner and writer, Hal Higdon, had been writing for the magazine since the beginning. Eventually, Anderson changed the name of the magazine to Runner's World. He brought on Joe Henderson as chief editor and moved the editorial offices to Mountain View, California. “Runner's World” thrived during the 1970s “running boom,” even in the face of competition from the New York-based magazine, ”The Runner”.

In the early 1980s, Robert Rodale of Rodale Press, purchased “Runner's World” magazine and the editorial offices moved to Rodale's base in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Random House bought the running log, which was published under the “Runner's World” name for decades after the sale. Not long after buying “Runner's World”, Rodale bought The Runner, and merged the two magazines, keeping the “Runner's World” name and some writers, including Ambrose Burfoot who was its editor until 2003.

Since the early 1990s, “Runner's World” has expanded outside the United States (United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden).

In February 2007, Rodale acquired ”Running Times Magazine” with the objective of getting the magazine back on its original mission to serve the front of the pack.

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