About Amby

Amby Burfoot, the creator of RUN WITH AMBY, won the Boston Marathon in 1968, and has been a Runner’s World editor or writer since 1978. He has enjoyed more than 100,000 miles on the roads, and believes that regular, modest running can improve the mental and physical health just about everyone.

At Runner’s World, Burfoot wrote or edited hundreds of training plans. More importantly, he observed first-hand how slow, steady progress can produce miraculous results over four to six months. He understand the obstacles that all runners encounter, and how to work around them.

Burfoot and his son launched the Internet's first interactive training tool, SmartCoach, in 2007. While SmartCoach was intended for veteran runners, and is no longer available, Burfoot's Beginning Running Plan at RUN WITH AMBY brings the personalized, interactive approach to beginning runners for the first time. There’s no better way to get started on a lifetime of health, fitness, and high energy.