Álvaro Mejía Florez (born May 15, 1940 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a former long-distance runner from Colombia, who became a national hero after competing in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 5,000 meter final. Mejía competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 10,000 meters, where he placed tenth, and in the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he ran the marathon. Mejía also won the 1971 Boston Marathon in two hours, eighteen minutes and 45 seconds. He won a bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games in the 10,000 metres.

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  • Álvaro Mejía Florez (born May 15, 1940 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a former long-distance runner from Colombia, who became a national hero after competing in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 5,000 meter final. Mejía competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 10,000 meters, where he placed tenth, and in the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he ran the marathon. Mejía also won the 1971 Boston Marathon in two hours, eighteen minutes and 45 seconds. He won a bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games in the 10,000 metres. (en)
  • Álvaro Enrique Mejía Flórez (Medellin, 15 de maio de 1940) é um ex-fundista colombiano, um dos melhores corredores de longa distância da América do Sul nos anos 1960 e 1970. Introdutor dos métodos de treinamento do renomado técnico neozelandês Arthur Lydiard no continente nos anos 60, na década seguinte introduziu a combinação de treinamento aeróbico e anaeróbico para as corridas de fundo. Vencedor da Corrida de São Silvestre de 1966, é o único sul-americano a ter vencido até hoje a tradicional Maratona de Boston, nos Estados Unidos, o que fez em 1971. (pt)
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  • Álvaro Mejía Florez (born May 15, 1940 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a former long-distance runner from Colombia, who became a national hero after competing in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games 5,000 meter final. Mejía competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 10,000 meters, where he placed tenth, and in the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he ran the marathon. Mejía also won the 1971 Boston Marathon in two hours, eighteen minutes and 45 seconds. He won a bronze medal at the 1971 Pan American Games in the 10,000 metres. (en)
  • Álvaro Enrique Mejía Flórez (Medellin, 15 de maio de 1940) é um ex-fundista colombiano, um dos melhores corredores de longa distância da América do Sul nos anos 1960 e 1970. Introdutor dos métodos de treinamento do renomado técnico neozelandês Arthur Lydiard no continente nos anos 60, na década seguinte introduziu a combinação de treinamento aeróbico e anaeróbico para as corridas de fundo. Vencedor da Corrida de São Silvestre de 1966, é o único sul-americano a ter vencido até hoje a tradicional Maratona de Boston, nos Estados Unidos, o que fez em 1971. (pt)
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