Q&A: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY, BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR (PART I)

Q&A: DAVE MCGILLIVRAY, BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR (PART I)

NEWS & RECORD

Michael Jordan tells a story about not making a high school varsity basketball team. He wasn't tall enough.

Dave McGillivray is like Michael Jordan in that regard, once being cut from a high school basketball team in Medford, Mass. At 5 feet 4, he wasn't tall enough.

TOMMY LEONARD, FALMOUTH ROAD RACE FOUNDER AND FABLED BARTENDER, DIES AT 85

TOMMY LEONARD, FALMOUTH ROAD RACE FOUNDER AND FABLED BARTENDER, DIES AT 85

BOSTON GLOBE

Tommy Leonard founded the Falmouth Road Race in 1973 on his 40th birthday, and his August classic became a present to generations of runners — from Olympic gold medalists to beginners lucky enough to snag a spot on the starting line.

TOMMY LEONARD, A FIXTURE OF THE BOSTON RUNNING SCENE, DIES AT 85

TOMMY LEONARD, A FIXTURE OF THE BOSTON RUNNING SCENE, DIES AT 85

CANADIAN RUNNING

The Boston area lost a longtime stalwart of the city’s running scene last week. Tommy Leonard, a former bartender at the Eliot Lounge at the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts and the founder of the Falmouth Road Race, died on January 16 at age 85 after a long illness. 

FALMOUTH ROAD RACE FOUNDER TOMMY LEONARD REMEMBERED FOR HIS COMPASSION

FALMOUTH ROAD RACE FOUNDER TOMMY LEONARD REMEMBERED FOR HIS COMPASSION

CAPE COD TIMES

Falmouth Road Race founder Tommy Leonard had passion. He had a vision. And what separated him from the rest was turning dreams into reality, getting people to say yes to his ideas and leaving everybody he met with at least one lifelong memory.

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.

FAMILY OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM SUPPORTS ROAD RACE TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS

FAMILY OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM SUPPORTS ROAD RACE TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS

THE BOSTON MARATHON

The family of Martin Richard will spend Labor Day saying thank you.