Mark Remy is a writer and runner in Portland, Oregon. He spent 7 1/2 years at Runner’s World, the world’s leading running publication, before leaving in 2014 to become a columnist and writer at large. He is the man behind RunnersWorld.com’s Remy’s World column, which he wrote from September 2007 to May 2015. In fall 2015, he created DumbRunner.com—”an online destination for runners who enjoy laughter and pie.”
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.