Salvador García (athlete)

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Salvador García
Personal information
Full name Salvador García Melchor
Nationality Mexican
Born 1 November 1962 (1962-11) (age 55)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)[1]
Sport Running
Event(s) Marathon

Salvador García Melchor (born 1 November 1962) is a Mexican marathon runner who won the New York Marathon in 1991 in a time of 2:09:28.[2] He also won the 1992 Rotterdam Marathon in a time of 2:09:16. Other notable wins include the 1988 Mexico City Marathon (2:19.02) and the 1991 Long Beach Marathon (2:16.08). He finished second in the 1990 New York marathon with a time of 2:13.19.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Mexico
1988 Mexico City Marathon Mexico City, Mexico 1st 2:19:02
1991 New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st 2:09:28
1992 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st 2:09:16


  1. ^ Garrity, John (1992-06-29). "Comandante García". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (1991-11-04). "NEW YORK CITY MARATHON; Surprise! Garcia Takes First In Marathon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  3. ^ "NEW YORK MARATHON - Quiet Garcia, Noisy McColgan Win". Los Angeles Times. 1991-11-04. Retrieved 2009-10-29.