Dumb Runner is Mark Remy, a runner and writer in Portland, Oregon. He has written four books about running plus a dumb training journal, and for many years contributed to Runner's World. As executive editor of RunnersWorld.com, he led the website to a 2008 National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online. He also wrote the popular Remy's World column for RunnersWorld.com from September 2007 to May 2015 and, more recently, a print version under the same name.

He was written for a bunch of other publications, too.

Mark has run 28 marathons, including nine Bostons. For the 2017 and 2018 Boston Marathons he ran with Team With a Vision, acting as a guide for a blind runner. His PRs are 2:46 for the marathon, 1:16 for the half-marathon, and 16:29 for 5K. All of those times are from 1999.

Sometimes Mark feels very old.


In November 2015, Mark launched Dumb Runner, "an online destination for runners who enjoy laughter and pie." Because why not?

That's Mark in the Dumb Runner logo. He had that mustache some time ago... for about five minutes. But now it is preserved for all time. Because his wife can't make him shave his logo.

For more, visit markremy.com.

To contact Mark, click here.