Dr. Bill Pierce chaired the Health Sciences Department at Furman University for three decades. he and FIRST® (Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training) have been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Men's Journal, and Runner's World, among others. Pierce, listed as one of 10 marathon "supercoaches" by Runner's World magazine, has made hundreds of presentations on fitness, wellness and running. He has captured man age-group awards in his 250 road races and 42 marathons, finishing the Boston Marathon in five different decades.
Financial: Dr. William Pierce has an employment relationship with Furman University. He is a published author and receives royalties. Dr. Pierce receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. William Pierce is Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the chair of the Faculty Athletics Committee.