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In 1980, Alberto Salazar snared the first of his three consecutive New York Marathon victories. What made his dramatic win even more impressive was that it occurred just two years after the Cuban-American athlete had collapsed at another marathon's finish line, his condition so precarious that he was given the last rites of the church. His encounters with near-death didn't end, however, with that incident: A major heart attack in 2007 left him clinically dead for the 14 minutes alluded to the title of this memoir. Its narrative is not bounded though by cardiac events. Instead, it touches on subjects ranging from Fidel Castro (with whom his father was a close friend), Alberto's own near-suicidal struggles with depression; world travel; and training techniques. Salazar's partner in this writing project is John Brant, who wrote the marathon bestseller Duel in the Sun. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.