Bernie Jones is a lifelong runner who has consistently redefined his relationship with the sport and particularly the role competition plays within it.
After time as a solid small-college distance runner, Bernie joined the BAA with goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. He missed that mark but had strong showings at multiple major marathons including a top 25 finish in Chicago, top 50 in Boston, and as first American in Berlin.
Life moved him to San Francisco for 7 years, where he stepped back from competitive running but no further from the sport, becoming President of one of the Bay Area’s largest and most competitive running clubs. When he moved back to Boston 5 years ago, he rejoined the BAA and most recently committed to returning to a new definition of competitive running as he transitions to the Masters ranks, and has loved the camaraderie and sense of shared purpose from running with the club again, albeit with new goals and life circumstances.
Bernie lives in the suburbs of Boston with his wife and two young boys and has a day job at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a member of their executive team.