”The Americans decided to repat their trial system of 1980 and scheduled a late spring race (May 26) on the gently downhill Buffalo-to-Niagra Falls Course...On This occassion, runners had the combined challeges of a headwind and high humidity, so times were slowed. Peter Pfitzinger (2:11:43) edged out Alberto Salazar by a single second, with John Tuttle behind by only another six seconds. Boston Marathon winner Greg Meyer had been favored, along with Bill Rodgers, but the two unfortunately finished seventh and eighth. The United States...had so many top marathon runners that the country could have fielded tow quality Olympic Teams.”
Fromn “The Olympic Marathon” by David E. Martin and Roger W.H. Gynn (2000).