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Born on July 12, 1945 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A lifetime runner, Galloway was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters.
He remains a competitive athlete, continuing through a successful masters running career.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Galloway Productions, which conducts a broad range of training programs and events yearly; he also owns two running specialty stores. He has written several books on training and writes a monthly column for Runner’s World magazine.
In high school, at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta Georgia, Galloway recorded bests of 4:28 in the mile and 9:48 in the two mile; he became the state champion in the latter event.
Running for Wesleyan University, he developed as a competitor, earning All-American honors in cross-country and track, clocking 4:12 in the mile, and noted times of 9:06 in the two mile and 14:10 for three.
After three years in the United States Navy, Galloway attended graduate school at Florida State University (FSU), where he earned a master’s degree in social studies and met his wife, Barbara, who competed for the FSU women’s track team. While at FSU, he became a member of the Florida Track Club team, based at the University of Florida in Gainesville and led by Jack Bacheler and Frank Shorter.
n 1973, Galloway founded Phidippides, which at one time developed into a nationwide franchise network of 35 running stores. The chain has dwindled, and as of 2006, Galloway owns only two Phidippides stores in the Atlanta area.
In 1975, Galloway ventured into the vacation fitness camp business, and as of 2006, there are three in operation each summer in Colorado, British Columbia, and Squaw Valley, California. Coaches and lecturers have included Runner’s World founder, Bob Anderson, Covert Bailey, Joe Henderson, Harry Hlavac, DPM, MEd, Joan Ullyot, MD and the late New Zealand Olympic track coach, Arthur Lydiard. In addition to vacation fitness camps, Galloway Productions conducts fitness seminars and marathon training groups across the United States. His unique training approach has been used by runners and coaches around the globe.