Editor-in-Chief David Willey to Serve as Running Correspondent for NBC
Broadcast on November 7
Runner’s World Editors Available to Provide Expert Opinions
New York, NY (November 4, 2010)—Runner’s World magazine, the worldwide authority on running information, will return as a sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, 2010. More than 42,000 participants are expected to line up at the start of the ING New York City Marathon, the premier event of New York Road Runners and one of the world’s great road races. The November issue of Runner’s World is on newsstands now and features New York-specific content.
For the third time in four years, Runner’s World Editor-in-Chief David Willey will be the running reporter for NBC’s broadcast of the marathon, in which he conducts live on-the-run interviews with runners as they run the Marathon. Willey missed the 2009 marathon due to the flu. Willey and his editorial team have also launched www.runnersworld.com/newyorkmarathon, an exclusive microsite featuring news, race coverage, profiles, videos and slide shows, along with last-minute training tips, top nutrition and hydration strategies, and post-race recovery plans.
The staff of Runner’s World is available to assist media with any story; many will be in New York to appear at the ING NYC Marathon Health and Fitness Expo from Nov. 4-6.
David Willey, Editor-in-Chief
Expertise: Everything; Trends; Minimalist Shoes;Professional Athletes
Appearing: Thursday, 3-4 p.m.Friday, 1-2 p.m.Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
Joanna Golub, Senior Editor
Expertise: Nutrition; Running Fashion
Appearing: Thursday, 6-7 p.m.Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Tish Hamilton, Executive Editor
Expertise: Training; Nutrition
Appearing: Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Katie Neitz, Senior Editor
Expertise: Motivation; Pregnancy & Running
Appearing: Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mark Remy, Executive Editor
Expertise: Running & Racing Etiquette
Appearing: Thursday, 6-7 p.m.Friday, 12-1 p.m.Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Jennifer Van Allen, Special Projects Editor
Expertise: Ultra Marathons & Trail Running;RW Challenge
Appearing: Thursday, 6-7 p.m.Friday, 12-1 p.m.
Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer;author, My Life on the Run
Expertise: Training; Motivation
Appearing: Thursday, 5-7 p.m.Friday, 12-1 p.m.; 3-4 p.m.Saturday, 12-1 p.m.
ING New York City Marathon highlights from the November issue include:
· On the Cover: 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan will make her marathon debut in New York.
· Inner Workings of the NYC Starting Line: Ensuring the world’s largest marathon gets off to a smooth start is no simple feat. This graphic explanation of the New York start is a must-read for runners.
· Minimalist Shoes: Fueled by the barefoot-running craze and the success of the FiveFingers, a new crop of minimalist shoes has emerged, heating up the debate over what we should wear on our feet.
· I’m a Runner: Bobby Flay: Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay is training for his third marathon in New York, and his goal this time is to break four hours.
· Meb vs. Geb: The ING New York City Marathon will host the defending champ and the world record holder. RW presents the Tale of the Tape.
Runner’s World will host its sixth-annual International Shoe Summit during race week. As a trusted voice for the running community around the globe, Runner’s World’s international editorial team will meet with shoe manufacturers to identify new trends, as well as announce the 2010 International Shoe Awards.
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About Runner’s World
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running information, the mission of Rodale’s Runner’s World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner’s World, published by Rodale, aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling. Currently Runner’s World publishes 14 international editions. Runner’s World’s award-winning companion Web site, www.runnersworld.com, is the largest running community on the Internet, featuring interactive, searchable, and targeted content for runners of all ages and abilities.
About New York Road Runners
Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 52-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners and raising more than $20 million for charity annually. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit www.nyrr.org.
About the ING New York City Marathon
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s great road races, drawing nearly 120,000 applicants. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and more than 300 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the 788,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. For more information visit www.ingnycmarathon.org.