Image via. Runner's World Magazine
Yes, runners, 2017 has been hard enough with Bart Yasso's announcement that he'll be retiring as Chief Running Officer of Runner's World Magazine. Now news is breaking that David Willey, senior vice president of Rodale and editor-in-chief of Runner's World magazine, is stepping aside as well. This comes after some pretty big personnel shifts within the Runner's World/Rodale empire, as the company adapts to the rise of digital media and the way we share news in today's hyper-fast-information society.
Willey has been a huge part of Runner's World's success over the last 14 years. He joined the publication as Editor-In-Cheif in 2003, and then took on the massive task of revamping and redesigning the magazine a year later, winning multiple American Association of Magazine Editors "National Magazine Awards" following the redesign (which is basically like winning an Oscar - only for magazines.... You get the idea).
Both Yasso and Willey have been more than generous to the RUN215 family, and Philadelphia Running Community at large - with multiple features in various issues of Runner's World Magazine over the last few years. We are forever grateful for their immense contributions to this incredible sport that we are all a part of, and wish them both immense success, happiness, and some much-needed R&R.
From all of us at RUN215 - Farewell and thank you for everything. We'll miss you guys.
Author: Jon Lyons
Founder of RUN215. Fitness Activist. Father. Self-diagnosed running addict.