Published in Runners' World, MAR 25, 2016, by Lori Adams

"It was hot as hell.

"On a sun-scorched afternoon in Boston 1982,Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley ran neck and neck for the final nine miles of the Boston Marathon. The temperature was in the eighties as Beardsley, a famed long-distance runner, pushed Salazar, the winner of the 1980 New York City Marathon, through the race.

"It culminated in a furious sprint to the finish. Salazar pulled ahead in the end, winning by just two seconds. Both men broke the (then) American record: Salazar won in 2:08:51, with Beardsley on his heels at 2:08:53."

Note: The photos were taken by a relative of Terry O'Hearn. Terry ran that marathon in 2:53.

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