Alberto Salazar, Marathon Man

To the cheers of roaring fans, Latino athlete Alberto Salazar was the first to race across the finish line of the 11th New York City Marathon on October 26, 1980.  Salazar won with a time of 2:09:41 (two hours, nine minutes and forty-one seconds).  This win was the first of three straight victories in the New York City Marathon by Salazar. (Please see August 17, 1958 for more on Alberto Salazar.)