been called the PIED PIPER of the new running BOOM and for GOOD REASON!
Through his popular monthly column in Runner's World magazine, his breakthrough first book "The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life" and his best selling "No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running" the Penguin has inspired hundreds of thousands of men and women to run for fun, fitness, and self-affirmation.
humble beginnings of trying to make it down his driveway and on to the
street, to his current folk hero status, the Penguin serves as an inspiration
to thousands of regular people who are trying their best to change their
lives with their own two feet. Their joys and frustrations, like the
Penguin's , are the classic hero's struggle against the odds.
Penguin Thought of the Day
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those on the sofa is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."
miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had
the courage to start." ®
- John "the Penguin" Bingham
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