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TEDY BRUSCHI THANKS BOSTON MARATHON START TEAM; CALLS RACE 'BRUTAL'

TEDY BRUSCHI THANKS BOSTON MARATHON START TEAM; CALLS RACE 'BRUTAL'

THE METROWEST DAILY NEWS

HOPKINTON — Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who ran the Boston Marathon this year for his charity, Tedy’s Team, returned to the start Thursday night to thank volunteers for the work they put into making the race possible.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE 2019 CLASS OF HIS ALMA MATER

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE 2019 CLASS OF HIS ALMA MATER

RUNNING USA

MEDFORD, MA – Renowned race director and endurance athlete Dave McGillivray will give the commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class at his alma mater, Medford High School. McGillivray graduated from Medford High School in 1972 and gave the valedictory address to his graduating class.

RUNNERS FIGHT THROUGH HEART DISEASE TO GET TO STARTING LINE

RUNNERS FIGHT THROUGH HEART DISEASE TO GET TO STARTING LINE

THE BUFFALO NEWS

Dave McGillivray understands about life-changing health events.

The race director of the Boston Marathon, who has completed 156 marathons, including 47 consecutive Boston Marathons, has been through his own heart-related health issues.

SPORTS IN A MINUTE: NECC BASEBALL ADVANCES, PLAYS IN WORCESTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

SPORTS IN A MINUTE: NECC BASEBALL ADVANCES, PLAYS IN WORCESTER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

THE EAGLE TRIBUNE

Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray, of North Andover, is returning to his old stomping grounds, Medford High, to give the commencement.

KOH'S MARATHON ADVENTURE STARTED AFTER MEETING GIRL

KOH'S MARATHON ADVENTURE STARTED AFTER MEETING GIRL

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN

North Andover’s Dave McGillivray, who not only runs the Boston Marathon, but he “runs” the entire operation as the race director, had another banner day.

He always works the race until around 3:30 p.m. and then heads out to Hopkinton with several friends and family and runs the race, his 47th straight start and finish.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY COMPLETES HIS 47TH CONSECUTIVE B.A.A. BOSTON MARATHON AFTER HAVING OPEN-HEART, TRIPLE-BYPASS SURGERY ONLY SIX MONTHS AGO

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY COMPLETES HIS 47TH CONSECUTIVE B.A.A. BOSTON MARATHON AFTER HAVING OPEN-HEART, TRIPLE-BYPASS SURGERY ONLY SIX MONTHS AGO

RUNNING USA

BOSTON — Renowned race director and endurance athlete Dave McGillivray finished his 47th consecutive B.A.A. Boston Marathon at 9:45pm after having open-heart, triple bypass surgery only six months ago.

McGillivray was joined by 15 other running friends, including eight who ran the 2018 World Marathon Challenge with him.

VIDEO: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY FINISHES BOSTON MARATHON JUST 6 MONTHS AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY

VIDEO: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY FINISHES BOSTON MARATHON JUST 6 MONTHS AFTER  OPEN HEART SURGERY

RUNNER’S WORLD

Dave McGillivray has been associated with the Boston Marathon for three quarters of his life, from an 18-year-old participant to his current position as race director. The latter is a role that, for the last 32 years, has required him to run the race hours after the winners, such as Lawrence Cherono and Worknesh Degefa, break the tape on Boylston Street.

VIDEO: MCGILLIVRAY PLANS TO RUN MARATHON 5 MONTHS AFTER HEART SURGERY

VIDEO: MCGILLIVRAY PLANS TO RUN MARATHON 5 MONTHS AFTER  HEART SURGERY

WCVB

BOSTON — Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon, plans to run his 47th consecutive Boston Marathon just five months after he underwent major heart surgery.

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY: HEART DISEASE Q&A

DAVE MCGILLIVRAY: HEART DISEASE Q&A

ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA

Dave McGillivray is one of America’s most honored and respected runners. No flash-in-the-pan success story, he dropped out of his first Boston Marathon as a teenager. But he has since finished 46 in a row, emulating an early hero--”Old John” A. Kelley, who completed 58 Bostons in his illustrious running career.

BUSINESS SUMMIT: YOU DON'T NEED A SUPER BOWL TO DRAW SPORTS TOURISTS

BUSINESS SUMMIT: YOU DON'T NEED A SUPER BOWL TO DRAW SPORTS TOURISTS

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES

PEABODY — Sports tourism could draw thousands of visitors to the North Shore, but that does not mean pros have to be in the game to score an economic lift, members of the tourist industry were told at a Friday summit.

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.

BUCKLEY: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S RETURN RUN TO FENWAY PARK REMINDER OF THE NIGHTMARE OF '78

BUCKLEY: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY'S RETURN RUN TO FENWAY PARK REMINDER OF THE NIGHTMARE OF '78

BOSTON HERALD

For those Red Sox fans who can’t shake the old habit of constantly looking for bad omens, dark clouds and other harbingers of impending doom, we have some distressing news for you.