Who is Hal Higdon?

Hal Higdon has contributed to Runner’s World for longer than any other writer, an article by him having appeared in that publication’s second issue in 1966. Author of 36 books, including a novel, Marathon, and the best-selling Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide, now in its 4th edition, Higdon also has written books on many subjects and for different age groups.

He ran eight times in the Olympic Trials and won four world masters championships. One of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Higdon also was a finalist in NASA’s Journalist-in-Space program to ride the space shuttle. He has served as training consultant for the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Area Runners Association and also answers questions on his Virtual Training Bulletin Board, offering interactive training programs through TrainingPeaks and apps through Bluefin. At the American Society of Journalist and Author’s annual meeting in 2003, the Society gave Higdon its Career Achievement Award, the highest honor given to writer members.

His talent that will serve you best is getting you trained up, no matter the distance or the event. Learn about his training programs here.