Armstrong enlists the guidance of Alberto Salazar to help him run a 2:50-2:55 marathon in an Ironman.
Running legend Alberto Salazar has cleared up the question of whether or not Lance Armstrong will be returning to the sport of triathlon. In a recent interview on Competitor Radio, Salazar commented that Armstrong is not only aiming to make a comeback in the sport of triathlon, but he’s looking to do it in a big way.
The two formed a relationship when Armstrong asked Salazar to help pace him in the ING New York Marathon in 2006.
“When he asked me to help pace, obviously I was happy to assist,” Salazar explained. “I was honored. My main goal was to slow him down. It was hard. He wanted to go out a lot faster than we did. I got him to slow down some but we were still out there a little too fast.”
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