AFTER TRIPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY, DAVE MCGILLIVRAY IS BACK RUNNING

AFTER TRIPLE BYPASS HEART SURGERY, DAVE MCGILLIVRAY IS BACK RUNNING

RUNNER’S WORLD

Dave McGillivray finished his first marathon at 18. He ran across the country at 23, then completed his first Ironman at 26. He has finished 46 Boston Marathons in a row, all while directing the race since 1988. Last January, he knocked off seven marathons on seven continents over the course of seven days in the World Marathon Challenge. At 64, there’s little in the endurance running world that he hasn’t achieved.

AUDIO: BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TALKS ABOUT HIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE EVER ON HANK'S "MORSE ON SPORTS PODCAST"!

AUDIO: BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TALKS ABOUT HIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE EVER ON HANK'S "MORSE ON SPORTS PODCAST"!

WROR

Dave McGillivray, the Race Director of the Boston Marathon, is internationally known for his ability to organize and facilitate one of the most famous marathon's in the world. Dave is also a legendary runner from Medford, having run the Boston Marathon 46 times. He has run across country twice and completed the World Marathon Challenge, seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, last February. 

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY GOES FOR HIS FIRST RUN POST-SURGERY

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY GOES FOR HIS FIRST RUN POST-SURGERY

CANADIAN RUNNING MAGAZINE

Yesterday afternoon Dave McGillivray went for his first, tentative run in his suburban Boston neighbourhood after having triple bypass surgery seven weeks ago.

An accomplished marathoner, ultramarathoner and triathlete, McGillivray, 64, was diagnosed with severe heart disease five years ago, and was finally forced to undergo open heart surgery in mid-October.

FROM ENGAGED TO TWO KIDS, A FEASTER FIVE FAMILY GROWS

FROM ENGAGED TO TWO KIDS, A FEASTER FIVE FAMILY GROWS

THE EAGLE TRIBUNE

There have been two memorable engagements among the Feaster Five faithful over the years. 

Race director Dave McGillivray proposed to wife, Katie, back in 2002, while up on a huge crane at Brickstone Plaza. She said yes and the rest is history.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR 52 YEARS

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR 52 YEARS

LIFETIME RUNNING

Friday morning, Boston Marathon race-director and uber-endurance and charity runner Dave McGillivray will undergo open-heart surgery. Please join us in wishing him well. We fully expect to see him back to his usual tricks in Hopkinton and Boston next April.

VIDEO: 'TAKE ACTION': DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S MESSAGE TO ANYONE IGNORING SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE

VIDEO: 'TAKE ACTION': DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S MESSAGE TO ANYONE IGNORING SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE

WBZ CBS BOSTON

Dave McGillivray, arguably one of the most fit people on the planet, has coronary artery disease and is preparing to undergo triple bypass surgery as Mass General Hospital. WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes reports.

BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR UNDERGOES THIRD HEART PROCEDURE IN 5 YEARS

BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR UNDERGOES THIRD HEART PROCEDURE IN 5 YEARS

RUNNER'S WORLD

While we tend to obsess over preventing injuries and maintaining strong bones and muscles, most runners don’t pay much mind to their heart health. After all, a solid amount of physical activity is a known preventive tool for keeping your ticker in top shape.

BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HAS A HEART CONDITION

BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HAS A HEART CONDITION

BOSTON HERALD

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray was at home resting last night after undergoing his third angiogram in the past five years earlier in the day at Mass. General Hospital.

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S HISTORIC CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

RUNNING USA

A day of celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray’s historic solo 3,452-mile run across the U.S. included the unveiling of a commemorative stone plaque outside Medford City Hall and the re-creation of his Fenway Park finish, again to a standing ovation from Red Sox fans.

VIDEO: WEB EXTRA — DAVE MCGILLIVRAY ON STRATEGY FOR REACHING GOALS FOR 40 YEARS

VIDEO: WEB EXTRA — DAVE MCGILLIVRAY ON STRATEGY FOR REACHING GOALS FOR 40 YEARS

WBZ CBS BOSTON

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray ran across the country in 1978. He told WBZ's Lisa Hughes about the one personal strategy he's used for 40 years to reach his goals.

VIDEO: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY RE-ENACTS FENWAY PARK FINISH OF 1978 RUN ACROSS AMERICA

VIDEO: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY RE-ENACTS FENWAY PARK FINISH OF 1978 RUN ACROSS AMERICA

WBZ CBS BOSTON

Dave McGillivray got to relive one of the greatest moments of his life at Fenway Park Thursday. He took a victory lap around the field before the Red Sox-Indians game, marking the 40th anniversary of his 1978 “Run Across America,” what Runner’s World magazine called “the first cancer-fund-raising run.”

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY, AKA BOSTON'S 'FOREST GUMP,' RETURNS TO FENWAY PARK TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY, AKA BOSTON'S 'FOREST GUMP,' RETURNS TO FENWAY PARK TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

CBS SPORTS | WDEF

You likely remember the part of "Forest Gump" where the titular character ran across the United States just because he felt like it. It seems rather insane, like most of the things Tom Hanks' character was able to accomplish throughout that film.

But in reality, many people have actually accomplished the cross-country jog. One of the first to complete the feat was Boston's Dave McGillivray, who needed 80 days to run 3,452 miles from Oregon to Boston -- an average of 45 miles per day. On the final leg of his run in 1978, McGillivray ran through one of the garage doors in the outfield of Fenway Park and took a few laps around the stadium as the crowd roared.

VIDEO: ​BOSTON'S 'FORREST GUMP' RE-ENACTING END OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

VIDEO: ​BOSTON'S 'FORREST GUMP' RE-ENACTING END OF CROSS-COUNTRY RUN

WCVB

Before there was "Forrest Gump," there was Dave McGillivray.

Gump, the fictitious simpleton played by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film, trotted across the U.S. because he "just felt like running."

McGillivray did the same, but with a singular purpose: Forty years ago this month, he completed his own cross-country running odyssey from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, to benefit the Jimmy Fund and its fight against cancer.