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THERE ARE ONLY 26 MILES TO GO
Kenny Moore
November 03, 1980
And at the New York Marathon's end there was a predictable winner in Grete Waitz, a surprise in Alberto Salazar
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November 03, 1980

There Are Only 26 Miles To Go

And at the New York Marathon's end there was a predictable winner in Grete Waitz, a surprise in Alberto Salazar

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Salazar might have spoken for both of them when he said, "I don't want to add to the myth of the marathon. It's just a distance, not a shrine. I didn't think you had to run it a lot to run it well. But everybody told me you did. 'It's different, Alberto,' they would say, 'those last miles.' It wasn't that much different from the pain I've known before. I don't think I proved anything to myself, but I imagine I did to a lot of others."

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