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.
He was born in the town of Cotio and worked in a textile factory.
The Guatemalan national stadium was renamed to Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores in his honor.
His birth name was Doroteo Guamuch Flores.
He and Meb Keflezighi are both winners of the Boston Marathon.