April 14 2014
Hal Higdon has contributed to Runner's World for longer than any other writer, since 1966. He has written more than 36 books, including the children's book "The Horse That Played Center Field," which was made into an animated feature by ABC-TV. He ran eight times in the Olympic Trials, won four world masters championships, and has run 111 marathons -- 18 of them in Boston. One of the founders of the Road Runners Club of America, Higdon also was a finalist in NASA's Journalist-in-Space program to ride the space shuttle.