Bob Anderson (born December 28, 1947 in Manhattan, Kansas) is an American runner, photographer, publisher and film producer. He started running February 16, 1962 and has been running for 56 years. In 2012 he ran 50 races (350.8 miles) to celebrate 50 years of running. He averaged 6:59/mile. A movie called A Long Run covers the event. He is the founder of Runner’s World magazine. A desire to find information about running and racing led him to a career in magazine and book publishing for more than twenty years.
After selling Runner’s World to Rodale Press in 1984, he founded Ujena Swimwear, and Around Town Productions. He has been the subject of media coverage for more than forty years. In 2012 he founded a new sport called Double Racing – a two-stage running race with a halftime recovery break between the legs. in 2014 he started a website called My Best Runs that features and follows the best, most interesting and unique races in the world. On that site he is the editor of the popular column called Running News Daily. He says it reminds him of the days when he started Distance Running News (1966) that he renamed to Runner’s World in 1970.