TOBY is on the Board of Directors for the New York Road Runners (since 2002), was on the Achilles Track Club Board for 6-years before becoming Vice President of Achilles International in 2011, and is on the Coaches Advisory Board for Runner's World.
In 2010 he was made a Commit to Fit SUBWAY Ambassador. He is an honorary lifetime member of the New York Road Runners & a lifetime member of Stockholm's premier athletic club, Stockholm Sparvagen. He was a Youth Director for the Millrose Games and elected onto the board of the NY's USATF (MAC).
For nine years The Head Coach of the New York Flyers, a former coach of Urban Athletics & the Reservoir Dogs, also for nine years the cross-country coach at the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC). Toby was also the first coach, and Head Coach for Nike's successful initiative: RUN NYC program. Furthermore Toby has coached various charity groups (national & international) including the Head Coach of Team LifeLine [Chai lifeline] for over ten years, and also started a running program for getting reformed prisoners in NYC into the sport of running. [Read More link]
Lectures and speeches as an author, writer, athlete, for schools/classes/organizations/universities worldwide including for both the New York Road Runners & the new York City Marathon. His first book, 1997, was an athletics best seller and received worldwide accolades ("A Cult Classic" - Running Times), it has been printed in other languages - Train Hard, Win Easy. Nike later produced a T shirt with the book's title emblazoned on the chest. Toby's last book was written specifically to raise funds for a children's hospital; 100% of author royalties went to the cause. Titled More Fire.
As a race director for a series of Shoe4Africa races, in Africa, and for the Hope & Possibility event in Central Park, NYC since 2007. In 2010 Prince Harry came and ran the event, and other media names have included Anthony Edwards, Jon Stewart, Armie Hammer, Gloria Gaynor, and two of NY's Governors. Starting a program getting kids running to avoid Obesity, in 2007, the race was awarded with a Mayor of New York's proclamation.
Toby is also on the Advisory Board for the Allied Forces Foundation.
This site was originally solely designed as a vehicle to collect used shoes... in the year 2000 For the Shoe4Africa charity founded back in the nineties.
SELECT ARTICLES ON TOBY
1. TOBY'S BioFile. [link] Written by Scoop. 2. IDEAMENSCH INTERVIEW. [LINK] 3. DUNCAN LARKIN: Competitor magazine Interview
4. DR. SANJAY GUPTA: Interviews Toby...[CNN] 5. Dave McKenzie Interview in Kenya [CNN] 6. Runner's World Hero's 2008 [link]
7. Kenyan Daily Nation article: Page 1 [link] Page 2 [link] Page 3 [link] 8. KENNETH COLE AWEARNESS BOOK -- Page about Toby
9. NEW YORK TIMES KENYA TOP RUNNERS CLASHES 10. Celebrities unite to build biggest children’s public hospital in Africa (newspaper link HERE)
The unofficial world record of running 10km in a Kilt - Link (source Herald Scotland.
BOOKS by TOBY (Note Train Hard Win Easy Version 1 & 2 are two different books)
1. Runner's World Heroes Humanitarian Award 2008. 2.The text for the above award. 3. Runner's World The Human Race Feature. 4.Runner's World Reality Coach Feature. 5. The Daily News feature on the PHS elite NYC Marathon Comeback runner of the year award. 6. The Daily Post feature on the PHS elite NYC Marathon Comeback runner of the year award. 7. As far as Japan! 8. Front cover of Runner's World Sweden 2011 (5-page article).
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ODDS & BOBS
ING NYC Runner's World Magazine Podcast [LINK here]
Marathon countdown advice from NYRR's September 29 Webcast (Windows Media Player required):HERE.
Scottish News on World Kilt Record.Quicktime or Realtime
Runner's World Boston 03 articles.
NYC NYRRC Marathon Journal
Profile on Edwin Soi Jan/Feb 2007
Profile on Martin Lel May 2008
Catherine & Martin, Kenyan Olympic selection hopefuls 2007
Boston 2006BOSTON STORIES
Runner's World New York 02 articles.
New York Sports Girl
RW Rotterdam 2005
NYC Marathon 06
Bridges to run
If not NYC Marathon then...
Half Marathons, whole fun
The Women's world of running
Runner's World Online Feature
Runner's World Online Daily Chat's
Runner's World - New York Marathon 2003
Runner's World Stories NYCM '05
Lornah Simba Kiplagat
Panel Of Experts
Call of the Kiplagat
Int'L Friendship Run & Noguchi
The Boston Marathon - Runner's World. 2004Joshua Kipkemboi
Runner's W. Feature StoriesThe Needle & The Damage Done
Tadesse clocks 59:05
RW odd chats
Lornah - Mini 05
Call of the Kiplagat - ING
2007 Runner's World
A day in the life of Dibaba
Lornah in Mombasa
BOSTON MARATHON STORIES 2007
Hilda Kibet wins NYC Half
Catherine Ndereba summer of pre Osaka
NEW YORK MARATHON STORIES 2007
4th @ the trials -- Khalid Khannouchi.
Day in the life of Liliya Shob.
BOSTON STORIES -Runner's WorldMagdalena Lewy Boulet
NY Times Charity