"Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however if you believe in your
dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best.” - Meb

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me!" - Phil 4:13



2010 Rock N Roll San Jose Half Marathon Recap

I often like to compare current workouts with workouts from prior years to help me evaluate my fitness. I still use the same workout log sheets I used in high school to enter my workouts.  These workout logs have been a great asset to me and Coach Larsen (who keeps his own notes on my workouts). Recently they also came in handy as I was writing my book “Run To Overcome,” (www.RunToOvercom.com ( to be released on Nov. 1).

For today’s post, I wanted to share my race splits for the Rock N Roll San Jose Half Marathon, and compare them to my splits from last year.

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Busy summer and fall

It has been a tough road back for me since my 5th place finish at the Boston Marathon. Going into the race I didn’t have a perfect training buildup or a tune up race. As you may recall, I didn’t have any races between last year’s New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon this spring. I recovered quickly and well after the New York City Marathon victory. I was getting in shape very quickly for the Boston Marathon. I had a few setbacks during the Boston Marathon build up, and at a critical time. It was right in the middle part of my build-up. Some people thought I was too busy making appearances to train for Boston, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I was committed to end the streak of non-American winners at the Boston Marathon, and was glad that Ryan Hall and I were both given the opportunity by John Hancock.

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Meb in the 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade (on TV)

Meb spent Thanksgiving Day morning on the Statue of Liberty float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Miss America, Katie Stam. After the jump is a short video clip of Meb and Katie from NBC’s coverage of the parade. But first, enjoy the Adair County High School Marching Band’s great rendition of Aretha […]

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NYTimes cheers on Meb, Lance Armstrong, Manny Pacquiao, the Yankees, and more

Great article in Friday’s New York Times by Dave Anderson titled, From Yanks’ Core to Pacquiao, Plenty of Cheers. Despite all of the negative stories in the sports world, on Thanksgiving there are plenty of names and memories that fans can be thankful f0r … Meb Keflezighi, a child immigrant from a village with no […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I would like to start by giving thanks to God for the many Blessings bestowed in my life. I reflect daily on my life as a young boy in Eritrea living with no electricity, and barely the necessities like food and water. These thoughts often come to my mind and I am reminded daily how […]

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Motivation by Meb: Be the best

“God does not give something you cannot handle.” We have to handle life’s highs with integrity and joy. We must also understand that in life, things won’t be perfect every day, 365 days a year. We must recognize and enjoy the positive things in life that are all around us with the people around us, […]

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Running Man: WSJ article and painting

Great interview with Meb in Friday’s Wall Street Journal about his life, his recent victory in nyc, and his reflections on it all. Click here to read the whole article. If Meb sounds old school, that’s because he is. His message for young people is simple: “Life is precious. Do something that is optimistic—that is […]

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New York City: Concrete jungle where dreams come true

Coming in to this year’s race I was ready. I mean REALLY ready for a marathon race. The only question that Coach Larsen and I had was: Can I hold the peak fitness that I experienced in early and mid October for the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 1? I knew I was […]

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Meb on Letterman

Meb shares the Top 10 thoughts that go through your mind when running the New York City Marathon with David Letterman.

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MarathonMeb Promo

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