Tough Times Can’t Trouble Runner’s World EIC

willey10.02.08.jpgmediabistro.com ran an interview we did with Runner’s World editor-in-chief and current American Association of Magazine Editors president David Willey in which he discusses balancing his day job at Rodale and his work at ASME.

So Mr. Willey, is it tough running (ha!) a running magazine in difficult economic times? Not really:

“We’ve got an incredibly passionate readership, and I think running is one of those things in tough economic times — it doesn’t necessarily get cut from people’s lives. In fact, it may be the opposite. People are so passionate about it and it’s a part of their lives, and it helps them sort of stay in control. It helps them feel healthy, it empowers them — all those things that when life gets hard and economic times get hard, those things become even more important.”

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