Alberto Salazar To Assist British Runners

Starting in 2014, Alberto Salazar will take on an advisory role with UK Athletics. Photo:

His advisory role begins next year.

Good news for middle and long-distance runners who wear the Union Jack. According to The Telegraph, Alberto Salazar, coach of Olympic medalists Galen Rupp and Mo Farah, will be sharing his expertise with UK Athletics.

Salazar’s work with UK Athletics starts next year.

The 55-year-old, who won both the New York City and Boston Marathons during his competitive career, will remain the coach for double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah and other athletes based out of Portland, Ore.

Apparently, Salazar’s specific responsibilities for UK Athletics entail acting as a special advisor to endurance coaches, offering expertise with training schedules, and managing injuries.

Salazar’s assignment comes amid a shakeup at UK Athletics. The governing body of England’s track and field program recently switched from adidas to Nike. Salazar is employed by Nike  as coach for its Oregon Project.

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