50 Years Of Cov­ers

Fashions change, thank­fully

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

1966 Dis­tance Run­ning News, which would evolve into Run­ner’s World, launches in the US.

1969 US dis­tance run­ner Cher­rie Bridges is the first wo­man on the cover.

1970 The mag­a­zine be­comes Run­ner’s World in the US.

1979 In the UK, Jog­ging Mag­a­zine, which will be taken over by the RW team, launches.

1981 Ac­tress Au­drey Lan­ders ( Dal­las’s Afton Cooper) and her sis­ter Judy (also an ac­tress) grace the US cover. We’re not sure why, but it was the 1980s.

1986 RW marks its 20th an­niver­sary in the US.

1992 World Ger­many launches.

1993 Jog­ging Mag­a­zine changes its name and Run­ner’s World de­buts on UK news­stands.


1993 Run­ner’s World South Africa launches.

1994 The cover fea­tures elite marathoner Richard Nerukar wear­ing the short­est shorts in the his­tory of run­ning.

1995 Run­ner’s World Nether­lands launches.

1995 A story on Oprah Win­frey’s marathon

be­comes RW US’S best­selling is­sue to date.

1996 Run­ner’s World Swe­den launches.

1998 Run­ner’s World Aus­tralia launches.

2002 Run­ner’s World Spain launches.

2006 Run­ner’s World Italy launches.

2008 Run­ner’s World France launches.

2008 Run­ner’s World Poland launches.

2008 Run­ner’s World Brazil launches.

2012 Run­ner’s World China launches.

2013 Run­ner’s World Nor­way launches.

2013 (Feb) Alf Tup­per, the ‘tough of the track’, ap­pears on one of our favourite cov­ers. 2013 (Aug) Mo Farah stars on the cover, and in our He­roes of Run­ning awards.

2013 (Oct) RW UK’S 20thanniver­sary spe­cial fea­tures

Paula Rad­cliffe on the cover.

2014 Run­ner’s World Ar­gentina launches.

2014 Run­ner’s World Hun­gary launches.

2016 RW US cel­e­brates 50 years, with co­me­dian and run­ner Kevin Hart gamely cov­er­star­ring through the fash­ion­tas­tic ages.

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