AUDIO: STAGE 5 REINTEGRATION. DAVE MCGILLIVRAY

AUDIO: STAGE 5 REINTEGRATION. DAVE MCGILLIVRAY

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.

THERE ARE ABOUT 117 VEHICLES THAT ESCORT RUNNERS IN THE BOSTON MARATHON. MEET THE MAN WHO DIRECTS THEM ALL

THERE ARE ABOUT 117 VEHICLES THAT ESCORT RUNNERS IN THE BOSTON MARATHON. MEET THE MAN WHO DIRECTS THEM ALL

BOSTON.COM

Thousands of people from around the world run the Boston Marathon each year.

But race director Dave McGillivray estimates there’s only a handful of people for whom the race course is as familiar as the back of their hands.

DOCTORS’ LONG-RUNNING ADVICE: GET CHECKED BEFORE A MARATHON

DOCTORS’ LONG-RUNNING ADVICE: GET CHECKED BEFORE A MARATHON

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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.

VIDEO: BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY INSPIRED TO RUN BY FELLOW HEART WARRIOR JACK MIDDLEMISS

VIDEO: BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY INSPIRED TO RUN BY FELLOW HEART WARRIOR JACK MIDDLEMISS

WBZ CBS BOSTON

The heart and soul of the Boston Marathon are the people who run, cheer and volunteer. Race director Dave McGillivray has run Boston 46 times. But this year is different. It’s his first marathon after major surgery. And he’s dedicating it to a special five year-old. Jack Middlemiss is a non-stop inspiration for McGillivray.

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.

FORMER DEMAR SPEAKER MCGILLIVRAY TO RUN 47TH STRAIGHT BOSTON MARATHON SIX MONTHS AFTER OPEN-HEART SURGERY

FORMER DEMAR SPEAKER MCGILLIVRAY TO RUN 47TH STRAIGHT BOSTON MARATHON SIX MONTHS AFTER OPEN-HEART SURGERY

SENTINEL SOURCE

BOSTON — Renowned 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 Oct. 12.

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

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

RUNNING USA | BENZINGA | CISION

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.

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.

3 YEARS AFTER TRAIN DISRUPTED VIA MARATHON, THE RACE HAS A NEW COURSE AND SPONSOR

3 YEARS AFTER TRAIN DISRUPTED VIA MARATHON, THE RACE HAS A NEW COURSE AND SPONSOR

LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM

The Via Marathon — billed as one of the fastest races in the country — is altering its course for 2019 with the addition of St. Luke’s University Health Network as its new sponsor.

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.