Alberto Salazar is an American track coach and former world-class long-distance runner. Born in Cuba, Salazar immigrated to the United States as a child with his family. They moved to Manchester, Connecticut and then to Way land, Massachusetts, where Salazar competed in track and field in high school.
Salazar is best known for his performances in the New York City Marathon in the early 1980’s and his 1982 Boston Marathon victory known as the “Duel in the Sun”. He held American track records of 13:11.93 for 5,000 m (July 6, 1982 – Stockholm) and 27:25.61 for 10,000 m – (June 26, 1982 – Oslo).