Gallagher (right) in the 800 m final at the 1984 Olympics
June 11, 1964|
November 18, 2002 38) (aged|
|Height||165 cm (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||47 kg (104 lb)|
Puma and Energizer Track Club|
Los Angeles Track Club
|Achievements and titles|
400 m – 52.44 (1985)|
800 m – 1:56.91 (1988)
1500 m – 4:03.29 (1988)
Kimberly Ann "Kim" Gallagher (June 11, 1964 – November 18, 2002) was an American middle-distance runner who won a silver and a bronze medal at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.
- 800 Meters – 2:00.07
- 3200 Meter Relay – 8:58.43 (T. Pahutski, K. Baldwin, W. Crowell, K. Gallagher)
PIAA state records
- 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. She was inducted into the Pennsylvania Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the Penn Relays Hall of Fame in 1996.
In 2005, Gallagher was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Upper Dublin High School as part of the inaugural class.
Gallagher took up athletics following her brother Bart, and later in 1983 abandoned her studies at the University of Arizona because they interfered with her training. She married John Corcoran of Oreland, Pennsylvania, where the couple made their home. After the 1988 Olympics Gallagher was diagnosed with colon cancer. She refused chemotherapy and used vitamins, diet and rest as a remedy, which initially appeared effective, but the cancer recurred in 1994. In her last years she was confined to a wheelchair, and died from a stroke aged 38. She was survived by her mother Barbara, father John, husband John Corcoran, and 13-year-old daughter Jessica Smith.
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- Ron Reid (November 20, 2002) Olympic runner Kim Gallagher dead of a stroke The Philadelphian, who won medals in the 1984 and 1988 Games, was 38. philly.com
- Athletic Department. udsd.org