Olympian Jeff Galloway ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Amby Burfoot when the U.S. was a leading power in marathoning. He has become the nation’s leading running coach and author (over one million books sold and over 300,000 runners and walkers coached to their goals through his retreats/running schools, Ecoaching or individual consultation and/or his training programs) and was recently named the official training consultant to the runDisney Race series of endurance events.
Founder of the popular Run-Walk-Run® training method for runners and walkers, his doable methods have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a marathon (or other distance events) to almost everyone. Through several unique training elements, these methods have reduced injury risk and aches and pains to almost zero. There are now Jeff Galloway Training Programs in over 80 cities, and Jeff individually advises an average of 100 runners/walkers a day.
In addition to his monthly page in the world’s leading running publication, Runner’s World Magazine, Jeff is in front of an audience, motivating and teaching, over 250 times a year -- helping those of all abilities stay active (and enjoy it) until they are 100!
Since 1983, he has been Race Director for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program, a unique program which targets Metro Atlanta companies and offers a free eight-week training program for the Thursday evening 5K run/walk through Downtown Atlanta.
A world-class athlete, Jeff Galloway has competed against the world’s best in Europe, Africa and the former Soviet Union. He broke the US 10-mile record (47:49) in 1973 and has a six-mile best of 27:21. He has claimed victories in the Peachtree Road Race, Honolulu Marathon and Atlanta Marathon. He was a member of the US Olympic Team in 1972 and competed for the USA in the 1975 International Cross Country Championship in Habat, Morocco. He is a member of the RRCA Hall of Fame and the Nike Walk of Fame.
He currently resides in Atlanta, Ga., with his wife Barbara.