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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Read this letter that Meb wrote to NIKE back in 1998. One of my favorite quotes from the letter: In the near future I am confident I will make a positive contribution to U.S. distance running in the 5,000m, 10,000m, road race and marathon. I’d say so…. you can’t say that he didn’t tell us […]