Marc Bloom has been a leader in track and field and running for upwards of 50 years. His “Harrier” XC magazine and national team rankings led to the start of Great American and Nike Cross Nationals, which Marc helped create and continues to be a part of. Marc was editor in chief of The Runner Magazine, Runner’s World High School Runner and Nike Swoosh magazine. He has written hundreds of running articles for The New York Times, Runner’s World, Running Times and other publications and websites. He created and directed the “Masters Mile” track series that led to Eamonn Coghlan’s sub-4:00 mile at age 41 in 1994.
Marc has covered more than two dozen world championship and Olympic events. He has received more than twenty journalism, lifetime achievement and Hall of Fame awards from Track & Field Writers of America, USA Track & Field, Road Runners Clubs of America, Penn Relays, New York City Marathon, etc. He researched and wrote the text for the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, housed at the New York Armory. Marc is also a high school cross-country coach and lifetime runner. Marc is currently at work on his tenth book, about the remarkable Fayetteville-Manlius High School cross-country runners, to be published in 2019.