About Mark

Photo by Sarah Remy

Mark Remy is a writer and runner based in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, two children, dog, and cat. He spent 7 1/2 years at Runner’s World, the world’s leading running publication, before leaving in 2014 to become a writer at large. He is the author of RunnersWorld.com’s popular Remy’s World column, which he has been writing since September 2007.

Mark has been a runner since 1994 and has run 26 marathons (including seven Bostons) with a personal record of 2:46. He has run 1:16 for the half-marathon and 16:29 for the 5K. (Note: All of those PR’s were run in 1999; see The Runner’s Rule Book, Rule 1.51.)

He is the author of  The Runner’s Rule Book (Rodale, 2009); The Runner’s Field Manual (Rodale, 2010); and C is for Chafing (2011), the first picture book ever to include both an illustration of a runner vomiting and an illustration of a child doing 400-meter repeats on an outdoor track.


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