Jeff Galloway, who was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic team and a key organizer of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race, is to attend a commemoration ceremony Friday, July 27, for the Olympic athletes who were killed in a terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics in which he ran the 10,000 meters.
He is to be joined by Lutz Goergens, Germany’s consul general in Atlanta, and Opher Aviran, Israel’s consul general here, at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta for the ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the attack.
Jewish communities around the world have unsuccessfully tried to have a minute of silence at the 2012 London Olympic Games to pay tribute to the memories of those killed in Munich. Alternatively these communities, including Atlanta’s Jewish community, are to hold their own minute of silence on the day of the opening ceremonies for the 2012 games.
Mr. Galloway was a member of the U.S. team that included long distance runners Jack Bacheler, Frank Shorter and Steve Prefontaine. He helped promote the Peachtree Road Race by inviting worldclass athletes to participate.
He is the chief executive officer of Galloway Productions, which conducts a broad range of training programs and events yearly, and owns two running specialty stores. He has written several books on training and writes a monthly column for Runner’s World magazine.
The ceremony is to be held in the center’s Olympic 11 Garden at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody at 2 p.m.
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