Hugh Jones is a five-time English Marathon Champion who has won marathons in London, Oslo, Stockholm (twice), and Reykjavik. Now a sports journalist, he is editor of Distance Running Magazine and secretary of AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. Hugh is one of four international measurement administrators for track and field’s world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations. He regularly measures the London, Berlin and Olympic Marathons, as well as many others around the world. His other books include The Expert's Guide to Marathon Training and How to Run: From Fun Running to Full Marathons.
Alexander James is one of Britain's leading lifestyle journalists. A former senior writer and travel editor at Men’s Health magazine, his articles on health, travel, and nutrition appear in Cosmopolitan, The Times, The Guardian, iVillage, Metro, Marie Claire, and Esquire. His radio features have been broadcast on BBC radio and LBC radio. Alex’s marathon experiences include the Great North Run from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields UK, and the Vancouver Marathon, Canada.