Dave McGovern

World Class Racewalking
New York, NY University of Rochester, University of Virginia, United States Sports Academy Locust Valley, NY

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Dave McGovern

If there has been one constant in the world of Race Walking for the past 35 years, it is Dave McGovern.

Born in New York City, and raised in suburban Rockland County, Dave attended Clarkstown North High School prior to the University of Rochester, where he earned a degree in Biology and Geology. From there, he would go on to the University of Virginia for a Master's in Environmental Planning, and then to the United States Sports Academy for Coaching & Sports Medicine. Dave is the only 8-time US Olympic…

About Dave

  • Training group: World Class Racewalking
  • Philanthropic involvement: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
  • Spouse: US elite racewalker, Loretta Schuellein-McGovern
  • Children: Four amazing kids: Cavan, Liam, Eamonn, Charlotte

My 10-year-old son, Cavan, suffers from Kearns-Sayre Syndrome, a rare, progressive, oftentimes fatal mitochondrial disease. Please consider supporting the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/research-fund-cavan-mcgovern/c201474



Team Dave:

WCR clinic - Galveston, TX - November 11-13, 2016

Pre-workout flexibility drills and post-workout stretches

Rusty Gets Schooled On Walking

RT @joncoopertweets: Olivia died Saturday from complications from Covid-19. #GetVaccinated https://t.co/Yais980nGn