Bart Yasso the “mayor of running” is Runner’s World Magazine’s Chief Running Officer. He’s one of a few people to have completed races on all seven continents-including the Mount Kilimanjaro marathon. He’s the winner of the 1987 U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship.
Among marathon trainers, he’s known for his Yasso 800 track workout believed to be an indication of marathon goal time. Every marathoner knows that this is one of the most difficult, yet essential parts of training for a personal record.
He is a member of the Running USA Hall of Champions for both his accomplishments and his work to promote the sport of running. Mr. Yasso has run almost every day since he first laced up his shoes in 1967.