Jonathan Beverly is a journalist, runner, photographer, and consultant. The former editor in chief of Running Times and shoe editor for Runner’s World and Running Times, Beverly draws on decades of experience in the sport and the industry. As editor, he wrote 150 columns, more than 35 feature stories and numerous training articles, athlete profiles, race reports, and shoe and gear reviews. Recent work has appeared in Competitor, Runner’s World, Outside, V02Run, Fitbit.com and Running Insight. In 2006, Beverly received the Journalistic Excellence Award from the Road Runners Club of America.
Beverly began running competitively in high school cross country on the trails of coastal Maine in the late 1970s. He has run 26 marathons and innumerable road and trail races throughout the world. His PRs, all set in his 30s, include 34:37 for 10k, 1:16:54 for the half marathon, and 2:46:04 for the marathon. His best marathon finish was 4th in the 1997 Jersey Shore Marathon. Now in his 50s, he still runs road and trail races and places competitively in his age group.
Beverly coached adult runners with Bob Glover at the New York Road Runners throughout the 1990s, has taught community college running classes and has coached high school cross country and track for more than a decade. Jonathan has led popular seminars and panels at the Boston Marathon and other races.
Beverly has degrees in engineering, theology, and intercultural studies, and has held jobs to match, including selling photography equipment, leading summer youth teams to developing countries, teaching English in Caracas, directing international exchange programs for NYU, and freelance writing and consulting in Europe. He wrote for a variety of running publications before joining Running Times as Editor in the spring of 2000.
After having lived in six states and four foreign countries, Jonathan now lives in western Nebraska, near the Colorado border, with his wife, Tracy, and son, Landis. He helps coach the high school cross country and track teams and can often be found running the dirt roads and grassy hills of the high plains.