Competitor Running Welcomes Jonathan Beverly as Editor-in-Chief

Press release from Pocket Outdoor Media, parent company of ATRA Double-track corporate member VeloPress.

Lauded running journalist Jonathan Beverly to lead America’s #1 performance running media brand.

Boulder, Colorado — Jonathan Beverly is the real deal! After serving successfully as the Guest Editor of Competitor Running’s February editorial, Beverly has been hired as the brand’s new Editor-in-Chief. Beverly will lead America’s #1 performance running media brand into its exciting digital future.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Beverly. “I can’t wait to plan out the rest of the 2019 season stories. We’re recruiting top athletes, coaches and experts to share their insights and provide practical advice on the essential questions dedicated runners are asking.”

“I’ve loved working with Jonathan over the past month,” said Erin Beresini, Pocket Outdoor Media’s Editorial Director. “In just a few weeks, he has dramatically improved our social and website engagement. Jonathan is a smart editor, and his absolute passion for the sport comes through in everything he does.”

Beverly is former Editor-in-Chief of the popular Running Times magazine and website, which focused on training, racing, news, injury prevention, and gear reviews for performance-oriented runners. Beverly will revitalize Competitor Running with a renewed focus on reader service journalism that will help runners realized their full potential as athletes. He will be based in Boulder, Colorado within a few months.

Beverly draws on decades of experience in the sport and the industry. As editor, he wrote 150 columns, more than 35 feature stories and numerous training articles, athlete profiles, race reports, and shoe and gear reviews. He is author of two recent books, Your Best Stride and Run Strong, Stay Hungry. Beverly’s recent work has appeared in Competitor, Runner’s World, Outside, V02Run, and Running Insight. In 2006, Beverly received the Journalistic Excellence Award from the Road Runners Club of America.

About Competitor Running:

Competitor Running is the most trusted resource for performance-minded runners and is published by Pocket Outdoor Media, the leading publisher in endurance sports. From web to print, podcast to social, Pocket Outdoor Media brands earned 311 million content views last year, reaching the most active and influential consumers in cycling, triathlon, and running. Our brands include VeloNews, America’s leading bike racing media brand; Triathlete, the world’s #1 triathlon resource; Women’s Running, the most popular resource for women runners; Competitor Running, the most trusted resource for performance-minded runners; Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, the world’s leading bicycle trade journal; and VeloPress, the world’s leading publisher of books on endurance sports. Pocket Outdoor Media is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. See more at

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