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You can meet Bart Yasso at the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Expo as he and Bill Rodgers discuss marathon running through the years. They will be at the Philadelphia Convention Center on Friday, November 22 (3:00 to 3:45 p.m.) and Saturday, November 23 (3:00 to 3:45 p.m.) during the Seminar Series.

In addition, Bart will be moderating "Personal & Upfront With Meb & Des" on Friday (4:00 to 4:45 p.m.) and Saturday (11:00 to 11:45 a.m.) as he talks with Olympians, Elite Marathoners, Authors & Boston Marathon Winners Meb Keflezighi and Desiree Linden.

(Updated 11/20/19) Schedule subject to change

Meet Bart - The Mayor of Running

Bart Yasso, known as the Mayor of Running, is the now retired Runner's World Chief Running Officer. Yasso, the inventor of the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon.

In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the grueling Badwater 146 mile run through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.

Adding to his induction into the Running USA Hall of Champions, Yasso was recently inducted into the Road Runners Club of America Distance Running Hall of Fame.

Join him as he returns to Philadelphia to share lessons, wisdom, and insights learned from running in more than 1,500 races near and far.

Experience firsthand not only how Yasso’s training tips and practical advice make us all better runners, but also how his infectious spirit and love of life make us all better people.