John, "the Penguin" Bingham

John, "the Penguin" Bingham

He's been called the Pied Piper of the second running boom--and for good reason. Since his column, The Penguin Chronicles, started in May of 1996, John "The Penguin" Bingham has become one of the running community's most popular and recognized personalities.

Through his columns and books, motivational expert John Bingham has inspired hundreds of thousands of men and women to run for fun, fitness and self-affirmation. His transformation from a life of "sedentary confinement" to marathoner has become a model for people of all ages and abilities. Once an overweight couch potato, he looked mid-life in the face--and got moving. Since then, he has participated in over 25 marathons and hundreds of 5K and 10K races.

Bingham delivers his message of hope and inspiration to people who've been running for a week or a lifetime. He has several best-selling book titles, including Marathoning for Mortals, co-authored by Coach Jenny Hadfield, which revolutionized long-distance running and walking.

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