People Who Kick Buts: John Bingham
They say you can’t run away from your troubles I say you can.
- Born in 1948.
- Nicknamed “The Penguin”, who has achieved widespread recognition for promoting the walking of long-distance race courses to the general public.
- Bingham is the author of several books and the No Need for Speed column in Runner’s World.
His writings are characterized by his espousal of the belief that the goals of running are to have fun and finish—and that for a vast majority of amateur athletes running fast should not be the only aim.
- His philosophies are often challenged and dismissed by elitist runners, who feel that Bingham’s “penguins” have lowered the bar for athletic achievement.