THE BOSTON HERALD
People are moving their bodies and pumping up their heart rates — from before the crack of dawn, to long after the sun sets — all over the city and region.
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.
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.
SLIVER OF HOPE PODCAST
This week on “A Sliver of Hope,” Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn will speak with Dave McGillivray, a U.S. based road race director, philanthropist, author, and accomplished athlete who underwent triple bypass surgery in October 2018. He is now focused on recovery and reaching his goal of running the Boston Marathon in April 2019.
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BOSTON — It was the death heard ‘round the running world.
In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems.
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BOSTON – Renowned race director and endurance athlete Dave McGillivray will attempt to run the 123rd B.A.A. Boston Marathon just six months after undergoing open-heart, triple-bypass surgery on October 12, 2018. This will be McGillivray’s 47th consecutive running of the world-famous marathon, of which he is race director. McGillivray will make his attempt after completing his official race day duties.