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SD Festival of Books: Amby Burfoot

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Writer and marathoner Amby Burfoot will speak at Brigg Library as part of the South Dakota Festival of Books. (Submitted photo)

Event Details

Author and marathoner Amby Burfoot will present "First Ladies of Running" at the SDSU Archives in Briggs Library as part of the South Dakota Festival of Books.

In April, Burfoot celebrated the 50th anniversary of his 1968 Boston Marathon win, a race that he has finished 24 times. He has worked as a writer or editor of Runner’s World for 40 years, and has authored or co-authored six books. Burfoot’s most recent book is Run Forever: Your Complete Guide to Healthy Lifetime Running, “which blends his vast personal experience, interviews with hundreds of top runners and coaches, and the latest scientific studies,” according to the 2018 Festival guide.

The Festival is organized by the South Dakota Humanities Council. It is the largest annual literary event in South Dakota, featuring more than 60 national and regional authors and drawing a crowd of thousands. For more information about the Festival, please see

Friday, Sep. 21, 2018 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Hilton M. Briggs Library , Archives, Room 241

Building Access Directions

Elevator access is available.

Parking Information

Visitors may acquire a permit for free parking in several designated lots at the Parking Services Office (1601 Stadium Road) or the University Police Department (1405 Jackrabbit Avenue). Visitors may also use the hourly pay lot on the east side of the Student Union. Parking at the Performing Arts Center is free.

South Dakota Festival of Books