Competitive Racer & Chief
Running Officer, Runner’s World
Infected: Multiple times, first in 1990 and most recently (the 4th time) in 2017
Current health: “I listen to my body and do what I can do.”
I hope that others with Lyme disease can look at this and say, I can do this. I can beat this thing. I just need to get out there and make it happen. -Bart Yasso
Bart Yasso, known throughout the sport as the “Mayor of Running,” recently retired from his role as Chief Running Officer and a 30-year career at Runner’s World to focus on his recovery from Lyme disease. He is one of few people to have completed more than 1000 races on all seven continents from 10Ks to ultra marathons. He also contracted Lyme on four different occasions, and is now battling crippling debilitations from chronic Lyme.