Kim Gallagher

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Kim Gallagher
Personal information
Born (1964-06-11)June 11, 1964
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 18, 2002(2002-11-18) (aged 38)
Oreland, Pennsylvania
Sport Running
Event(s) 800 metres

Kimberly Ann "Kim" Gallagher (June 11, 1964 – November 18, 2002) was an American track & field Olympian, who won medals in two Summer Olympics.[1]

Gallagher was born in Philadelphia. In 1984 in Los Angeles she finished second in the 800 metres in a time of 1:58.63 and in 1988 in Seoul she was third in the 800 Meters in 1:56.91, her lifetime best.[2] She died in Oreland, Pennsylvania, aged 38.



National High School Records[edit]

  • 800 Meters - 2:00.07
  • 3200 Meter Relay - 8:58.43 (T. Pahutski, K. Baldwin, W. Crowell, K. Gallagher)

PIAA State Records[edit]

  • 800 Meters - 2:05.47
  • 1600 Meters - 4:41.08
  • 1600 Meter Relay - 3:49.61 (T. Pahutski, K. Baldwin, C. Woldecke, K. Gallagher)
  • 3200 Meter Relay - 8:58.43 (T. Pahutski, K. Baldwin, W. Crowell, K. Gallagher)


Gallagher was a High School All American at Upper Dublin High School, Penn Relays Champion, won twelve PIAA Gold Medals, and was a Pennsylvania State Champion in Track & Field and cross-country. Gallagher is now a member of the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Penn Relays Hall of Fame.

On November 19, 2005, Gallagher was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Upper Dublin High School as part of the inaugural class. Her mother and daughter accepted the award on her behalf.

Personal life[edit]

Gallagher married John Corcoran of Oreland, PA, where the couple made their home. Gallagher died from stomach cancer in 2002 at the age of 38.