Run Forever

Your Complete Guide to Healthy Lifetime Running


By Amby Burfoot

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In Run Forever, Boston Marathon winner and former Runner’s World editor-in-chief Amby Burfoot shares practical advice and wisdom on how to run with greater joy and health for an entire lifetime.

Everyone learns how to run at an early age. It’s naturally wired into your body. Yet in recent years, running has become complicated by trendy gadgets and doctrine. With a Boston Marathon win and over 100,000 miles run on his resume, Amby Burfoot steers the sport back to its simple roots in Run Forever. From a warm and welcoming perspective, Burfoot provides clear, actionable guidance to runners of every age and ability level.

Whether you are a beginner runner or experienced marathoner, Run Forever will show you how to motivate yourself, avoid injuries, increase speed and endurance, and reach your goals. Best of all, you’ll enjoy optimal health throughout your life.


  • Run Forever should be considered the Bible of running. It's full of sage advice and practical science to help you reap the rich rewards of lifetime running.
    Deena Kastor, American marathon record holder, 2:19:36, author of Let Your Mind Run
  • Amby's writing and advice are so wonderful that I got carried away reading Run Forever. He covers all the big topics, from getting started to running healthy for life. This book should be essential reading by runners of all levels.
    Meb Keflezighi, four-time U.S. Olympian, winner of the Boston and New York City Marathons, author of Meb for Mortals
  • Amby has been running as long as I have, and
    it doesn't look like he'll stop any time soon. We both believe that running is a simple sport, yet one that gives so much. Run Forever will tell you how to get going, keep going, and never stop.
    Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman
  • Run Forever explains how you can enjoy a life of peak health and energy through the simple act of running. Amby was a motivational mentor to me fifty years ago, and now I hope many more Americans will tune into his voice and his message.
    Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of the Boston and New York City Marathons
  • As I read Run Forever, I found myself nodding my head frequently. There's a lot of great advice here. I wish I had read [this book] a few years ago. When I retired from professional running, I realized my approach achieved great results but was far from sustainable. Amby lays out a brilliant strategy for running well. But, more importantly, he explains how to run well for many years to come.
    Ryan Hall, two-time Olympic marathoner
  • Run Forever will surely keep you fit, healthy, and moving down the road for decades to come.
    Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon race director, and finisher of 45 consecutive Boston Marathons
  • Run Forever has it all, including expert advice on everything from getting started to improving your marathon PR. Plus, Burfoot's smooth prose and smart organization make it easy to find what you're looking for. Some pages will make you laugh, others will make you cry, but all will inspire you.
    Claire Kowalchik, author of The Complete Book of Running for Women
  • Fifty years after winning the 1968 Boston Marathon, Amby Burfoot is still going strong. In Run Forever, he combines his wisdom with decades of research and hundreds of interviews to explain how you can enrich your
    life through running. Read it, and be inspired.
    George A. Hirsch, former publisher of Runner's World magazine, current chair of the New York City Marathon
  • Amby peels away the layers of complexity that have built up around running to remind us to keep it simple and focus on the essentials. That's the true path to maintaining a healthy running routine from your teens through the rest of life.
    Jean Knaack, executive director, Road Runners Club of America
  • There is no better running writer than Amby Burfoot. With his background as a world-class athlete and his decades of writing and editing at Runner's World magazine, he draws from a deep wealth of experience. I highly recommend
    Run Forever.
    Jeff Galloway, 1972 Olympian and multi-book author
  • Run Forever is a great resource for any runner--young or aging. It's brimming with Amby's experience and wisdom. You'll find more than just running advice here. I consider this a guide to Living Forever.
    Dave Watt, executive director, the American Running Association and the American Medical Athletic Association
  • Amby is not just a terrific runner, who's still going strong, but also an exceptional writer. You'll enjoy this sometimes-funny but always-instructive book, and it's certain to inspire you to keep running.
    Joan Ullyot, MD, author, Women's Running
  • Amby's book is full of wisdom and practical tips to keep you running healthy. Now, just remember this: It's never too late to start, and it's always too soon to stop.
    Walter Bortz, M.D., author of Dare To Be 100

On Sale
Mar 27, 2018
Page Count
256 pages
Center Street

Amby Burfoot

About the Author

Amby Burfoot won the Boston Marathon in 1968, and joined Runner’s World ten years later. He became editor-in-chief in 1985, and held the position for twenty years before retiring in 2013. Amby has run 105,000 miles in his lifetime, and owns the U.S.’s longest active “race road streak,” having completed the Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile Run in Manchester, Connecticut fifty-four years in a row. He is now a writer-at-large for Runner’s World and has been honored by numerous running organizations both as an athlete and a writer. He continues running up to thirty miles a week in Mystic, CT, where he currently resides.

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