T.J. Murphy

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T.J. Murphy is a Senior Editor of Spartan Life, a New York Times bestselling author, and former editorial director of Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines.

He is author of Inside the Box and Triathlete Magazine’s Guide to Finishing Your First Triathlon; coauthor of Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett, the New York Times bestseller Unbreakable Runner by Brian MacKenzie, and Firebreather Fitness by Greg Amundson; and contributor to Start to Finish: 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon. His writing has also appeared in Outside magazine and Runner’s World.

He is a CrossFit athlete and five-time Ironman® finisher and a 2:38 marathoner. He sought out CrossFit as a possible solution to his never-ending battle with injuries in endurance sports, and the experience led him to break rank and join the fitness phenomenon.