Jim and Jeff Galloway sharing speaker duties

Yeshwant finished his first Half Marathon at Ras Al Khaimah !


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Jim was the guide for blind runner Capt. Ivan Castro at the 2009 USAF Half Marathon 

Pacer Jim


Pittsburgh, PA


Current P.R.

I first raced in 1981 and did a 3:14.  I last raced in 2003 and did a 3:24.  Apparantly  I'm due to race again in 2025.




Number of marathons


Typical pace

4:00 – 6:30 marathons


Favorite marathon

The one I’m running with you


Energy consultant


Favorite music

I never listen to music when I run.  I'd miss out on what's going on around me.

Any hobbies?

Besides running, I like to swim, hike and ski.


Favorite running food

Chocolate Milk

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I'm either reading fake news online or some mystery paperback on an airplane


Who do you train with?

My “stupid running friends”.

Personal goals

Stay uninjured to be able to continue running. 


A quotation you like…

"I don't have the slightest interest in hearing why something can't be done".








Why do you run?

It is a great way to develop great friendships, see new places from a different perspective and beat the age curve.


Describe your best marathon memory.

I create new ones every time I get to pace a marathon.


Why do you pace?

I enjoy all of the runners and how individual everyone is.


Tell us your best pacing experience.

I paced a race this year with a women in my group that had lost 100 pounds.  The dedication of such people amazes me.


Explain why should someone run in your pace group?

We have fun as a group and the energy of the group will help sustain you through the race


Running tips for runners about to join your group.

Ask about my "Six Secret Tips Guaranteed To Improve Your Marathon Performance".


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