Jim Diego to Sing National Anthem at Galloway Race Weekend

10/18/2016 - 15:52

The 2016 Jeff Galloway Race Weekend has announced that Jim Diego will be singing the National Anthem at the start of the Jeff Galloway 13.1 in December.

Diego, a New York City resident and prolific race personality around the USA and the world, has sung the national anthem in more than 12 US states, as well as participated in half marathons and marathons in all 50 US states.

Diego, whose goal it is to sing the national anthem in all 50 US states, has been featured in the media for his efforts and has followers all over the world on social media, who keep up with his journey.

His blog is called "Victory Headstand Runner" where he posts race reports of all his races.

The title comes from a funny ritual after completing a distance race of half marathon or longer; Diego gets his photo taken while he does a headstand with the finisher medal hanging from his foot.

The Jeff Galloway Race Weekend’s Half Marathon, on Sunday December 11th, 2016, will be Jim’s 80th lifetime Half Marathon, and his 23rd of 2016; it will be the third time Diego runs in Atlanta and he is looking forward to become a part of the Jeff Galloway Race Weekend.

Diego has also been running several full marathons in 2016 in such locations as Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Cottonwood Canyon, Utah; as well as internationally in Berlin, Germany and Lisbon. Portugal.

About the Jeff Galloway Race Weekend: The Jeff Galloway 13.1 Half Marathon is named for Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, author, public speaker and “America’s Running Coach” who was recently named by USA Running as the most recognized person in the sport of running. The race is hosted by Phidippides, the oldest specialty running store in the country with two Atlanta locations. Named for Barbara Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s wife of 38 years and also an avid runner, the 5K race has been a staple to the to the official race weekend agenda since 2014. The FIT KIDS Run/Walk was added in 2015 to allow families to participate with all members and bring running and walking to the youngest generation.

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