Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher remains best known as one of America’s great Nordic skiers – he skied in three Olympics – but he was also a formidable runner, as he proved by becoming the first person to win the Mt. Washington Road Race four times. Moreover, he won those in consecutive years (1968-1971); the only person with more consecutive wins (five) is Bob Hodge. Gallagher ran a personal best of 1:06:13 here in 1968, and in his final win, in 1971, he took a 51-second victory over Boston Marathon champion and Olympic Trials marathoner Amby Burfoot. Since retiring from racing, Mike Gallagher has kept busy with coaching and with inspiring young skiers. He lives in Vermont.