Amby Burfoot
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Amby Burfoot

Amby Burfoot is the 1968 Boston Marathon winner, and a long-time editor and writer (since 1978) at Runner's World magazine. Burfoot has run approximately 110,000 miles in his life, and has finished the Manchester (CT) Thanksgiving Day road race every year since 1963 (57 straight years through 2019). Along the way, he won Manchester nine times. Burfoot has also finished the Boston Marathon 25 times, including the day he won in 1968 and his 50th anniversary run in 2018 during the worst Boston Marathon weather ever seen. A lifetime runner has to deal with all manner of weather conditions, right? Burfoot has run a smattering of other global marathons, including his personal best, 2:14:29, in the 1968 Fukuoka Marathon in Japan. He has also completed South Africa's famed 54-mile Comrades Marathon on two occasions, and in 2017 checked off another bucket-list race when he ran the Dipsea 7 from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach CA. Burfoot is married to Cristina, a fellow runner-writer, and has two grown children--Daniel and Laura. He feels lucky to be one of those fortunate few who have managed to combine passion and profession. He hopes to continue moving forward, however slowly, as long as he can.
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