Jeff Galloway is a 1972 Olympian who ran the 10,000 meters and was an alternate on the marathon team. He is the author of more than a dozen books on running, including Galloway's Book on Running, the best-selling running book in North America, and a monthly column for Runner's World magazine.
The Galloway Marathon Program takes place in more than 40 cities. This low-mileage program consists of two 30- to 45-minute runs per week and a longer run/walk on the weekend using Jeff's run-walk-run method, putting the marathon within reach of almost everyone. Jeff has coached more than 200,000 runners and walkers to their goals.
Jeff was an All-American runner at Wesleyan University and earned an M.S. in social studies from Florida State University. He has developed clinics to NASA astronauts, vice-president Al Gore and a variety of North American corporations. He also served on the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, designing a heritage program to bring the Olympic excitement and fitness into area schools. As a race organizer, Jeff initiated the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk, one of the largest corporate fitness events in the country with a registration of more than 20,000 participants. He also serves as event director for the Breast Cancer Marathon kicking off in February 2008, in which 100 percent of the race entry fees will go to breast cancer research and care for underserved breast cancer patients.
Jeff lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.