Mateo Flores

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Birthday
11, 1922
Birthplace
Guatemala
Death Date
Aug 11, 2011 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1922
Birthplace
Guatemala
Death Date
Aug 11, 2011 (89)

About

Guatemalan runner who became a national hero in his home country, receiving the prestigious Order of the Quetzal from the Guatemalan government. He was the winner of races like the 1952 Boston Marathon and the 1955 Pan American Games.

Before Fame

He was born in the town of Cotio and worked in a textile factory.

Trivia

The Guatemalan national stadium was renamed to Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores in his honor.

Family Life

His birth name was Doroteo Guamuch Flores.

Associated With

He and Meb Keflezighi are both winners of the Boston Marathon.