Dropped by to see Rich Benyo
Talking with previous Runner's World editor
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
On the way back home from Fort Bragg CA, we stopped by Forestville and spoke with Rich Benyo. I hired Rich to be the editor of Runner's World from 1977 to 1984 when Joe Henderson, my first RW editor, had moved more into book publishing and before selling to Rodale Press.
Rich had so many great stories to share about the early days of Runner's World.
Rich still writes his first darft and most letters on this Royal manual typewriter.
Mike captured it all on film for "A Long Run." We will be speaking with Joe Henderson sometime this year for the film.
Only about a half mile from Rich's house is one of the best running trails in the country in my opinion. I have done several 11 mile or less runs here. The four-foot wide paved path winds through the wine country. This day Rich and I did a three mile walk and talk.
It is like this for miles...
Rich giving his take on Bob's 350 mile Challenge. "And you say you don't do ultras," Rich said to Bob.
Rich and Bob could have talked for days about running. Rich's story about his Badwater adventure a few years back was most interesting... photos by Michael Anderson "A Long Run" director
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