|Bart (second from left) with "Runner's World Cover" Crew|
Recently retired as "Chief Running Officer" of Runner's World for many years, Bart Yasso shares about his time supporting races, and covering running stories on scene across the globe. He encourages us to "never limit where running can take you... spiritually, geographically and physically, emotionally". He takes us along for a few of his favorites and shares about individuals that have inspired him, through their dedication and joy of running. Immersed in the running community, he reflects on why people continue to like something that is sometimes punishing and difficult, as well as how to "un-intimidate" new runners, and encourage "non-runners" who want to get started.
He also discusses the "power of running" to bring cities back to life and heal those places that have underwent catastrophes, such as the case of Oklahoma city, New York after 9/11 and Boston.
|Jorge Garcia and Bart in NY|
Lastly, we discuss what still surprises him after over 30 years of being called "The Mayor of Running" and how individuals overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles! Among those, the opportunity to build a race and running support of the Amish community in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Link to Bart's Book, My Life on the Run
Link to Bart's article on Running with the Amish...and the Bird-in-Hand Half & 5K through Amish Country