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Lance Armstrong turns to legendary running coach for Ironman advice

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.

Salazar
Salazar

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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