Duel in the Sun competitors still linked
Salazar, Beardsley share tales of survival
Three decades after their Duel in the Sun in 1982 Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley still are linked, just as they were for the final nine miles of the most unforgettable of the 115 Boston Marathons. Not before or since have two men battled step for step for so long on the fabled Hopkinton-to-Boston layout and finished so close to each other. Yet the more compelling story is what the two rivals have survived since.