Most Influential People & Events - #4 of 7
Now I know many of you would say Alberto is Mr. NYC Marathon. And he is. And that's one of the many reasons why Runner's World put him on their list. But I'm including him here for being part of the famous "Duel in the Sun" Boston Marathon in April 1982 when he and Dick Beardsley ran neck and neck for 26 miles before Alberto pulled ahead at the finish to win by a mere two seconds. And one more thing: he grew up in Wayland, MA!