The Marathon Man
Bill Pierce, a health sciences professor at Furman, is well known throughout the running world as the co-author of Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary FIRST Training Program, which has become something of a bible for modern runners. He recently took a whirlwind tour of India, where he talked to runners in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi. A veteran of 39 marathons, Pierce was there to spread the word on importance of staying healthy, fit and of course, on running. His presence in India led to a lot of media coverage about his theories of running, including stories in The Hindu and Live Mint.