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.


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)


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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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@ The NYC Marathon I usually coach a number of groups. My own charity team of course, with TV stars Anthony Edwards & James LeGros in our first year, also other teams like Ethan Zohn's GrassRoots team, An ALS awareness group, Team Lifeline, NYC's largest club, the NY Flyers, and the odd individual-- Sarah Jones [link], Kim Alexis, Kelly Bensimon, Sam Tannehill... each year I usually coach one person for the NYC Marathon apart from the group training.


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

Selected Writings below only up till 2007 when I stopped collecting links.

Runner's World Boston 03 articles.
NYC NYRRC Marathon Journal
Running Times
Profile on Edwin Soi Jan/Feb 2007
Profile on Martin Lel May 2008
Catherine & Martin, Kenyan Olympic selection hopefuls 2007
Other things
Boston 2006
Runner's World New York 02 articles.
New York Sports Girl
RW Rotterdam 2005
Felix Limo
Lornah Kiplagat
Boston 05
MetroSports Articles
Bridges to run
If not NYC Marathon then...
Camp Kenya
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
The Boston Marathon - Runner's World. 2004
Joshua Kipkemboi
Runner's W. Feature Stories
The Needle & The Damage Done
Tadesse clocks 59:05
Wanjiru-teenage record
RW odd chats
Lornah - Mini 05
Tirunesh Dibaba
Martin Keino
Gilbert Okari
Call of the Kiplagat - ING
2007 Runner's World
A day in the life of Dibaba
Lornah in Mombasa
Hilda Kibet wins NYC Half
Catherine Ndereba summer of pre Osaka
4th @ the trials -- Khalid Khannouchi.
Day in the life of Liliya Shob.
BOSTON STORIES -Runner's World
Magdalena Lewy Boulet

New York Runner writer/columnist 1999-2008 [selection below]
May/June 2000 - Empire State Building Run-Up Story
May/June 2002 - News from the Front, Profile Paul Mwangi, New York Mini preview, USA 8k coverage, whatever happened to Kari Anne Bertrand.
July/August 2002 - News from the Front, Mini makes Magic, Profile Leteyesus Berhe, American Uprising.
Sept/Oct 2002 - News from the Front, Ladies First, Profile Witold Bialokur, Coming Up..., Whatever happened to Bill Krohn.
Jan/Feb 2003 - News from the Front, Profile Ryan Grote, Locals win big at NYCM, Weathering the Winter.
Spring 2003 - News from the Front, Profile Jorge Eliecer Real, Thrills and New Equality on the Club Circuit, NYRR Launches Professional Racing Series, Whatever happened to Pete Squires.
Summer 2003 - News from the Front, Profile Alayne Adams, It's Kiplagat at the Mini, Racing with the best, Whatever happened to Gillian Beschloss.
Fall 2003 - News from the Front, Profile Laurent Van Hassel, Local Standouts enter ING NYC Marathon, Whatever happened to Tom Fleming.
Spring 2004 - News from the Front, Profile Stephane Bois, Celebrities & Suprises at Club Night, Whatever happened to Anne Marie Lauck & Pat Petersen.
Summer 2004 - The Local Scene - what NYRR offer to top level local talent. News from the Front, Profile Lindsey Scherf, Whatever happened to Fritz Mueller. Olympians Shine in Central Park, New York's own Margaret Angell Soars in St. Louis.
Fall 2004 - News from the Front, Profile Jerry Macari, And whatever happened to Diane Magnani
Winter 2004 - News from the Front, Profile Kathryn Martin, United Nations of Runners tops Local Marathon Finishers, Club Points Wrap-up.
Marathon Program - Final Preparations.
Marathon Results Edition 2004 - Eating for 26.2. A finishers food diary.
Spring 2005 - Rachid Thabi profile.
Summer 2005 - The Hearns' Twins profile.
Fall 2005 - News from the Front, Whatever happened to Paul Friedman feature, and Profile on Jean Pare.
Marathon Issue 2005 - Looking Ahead to Train for your Next Marathon. Top Local Finishers.
Spring 2006 -- John Samsel Training and plan, Local teams: WSX & WS profiling. race reports
Summer 2006 -- Foolproof your Marathon Training, Kim Griffin, Up & Comers -- Williams & Confesor, Race reports
Just Means Article.

NY Times Charity