A week after heart attack, Salazar out of hospital

Updated: July 7, 2007, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Alberto Salazar was released from the hospital Saturday, one week after the three-time New York City Marathon champion had a heart attack.

Officials at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center declined to provide details of Salazar's departure or his condition.

Salazar, 48, collapsed while coaching distance runners at the Nike campus outside Portland. Doctors inserted a stent and determined that he had suffered a heart attack.

"He's not relinquished any of his coaching," said Kara Goucher, who placed second in the 10,000 meters last month at the USA Track & Field Championships.

"He's doing great," she told The Oregonian newspaper for a story that appeared Saturday. "It's made it easier on us that he's doing so well. We were a little nervous, but he's bounced right back. That's a testament to him."

Salazar is a University of Oregon graduate who won the New York City Marathon three straight years (1980-82) and the 1982 Boston Marathon. He set six U.S. records and one world record. He is a longtime Nike employee and consultant who trains elite distance runners.


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