I've never used Galloway's method.
However, in my first marathon I did have to walk about 3 miles out of the last 8 because of a recurring asthma attack. I'd never heard of Galloway at that point, but my strategy for finishing was similar to what he advocates.
I still count that as one of my marathons, but I know that I felt a greater sense of accomplishment after the next one because I ran the whole distance.
That said, I don't really understand why anyone cares whether someone who run/walks calls themselves a marathoner. I don't train for and run marathons because I want to be part of some select group with the label 'marathoner', I do it because of the personal challenge it poses.
If someone else is challenged by completing (but not running) a marathon, and it motivates them to think of themselves as a marathoner, that doesn't lessen the challenge or the experience for me. And really, if someone has covered the marathon distance, technically he/she is a marathoner. Maybe not a marathon runner, but a marathoner none the less.
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