Great article in Friday’s New York Times by Dave Anderson titled, From Yanks’ Core to Pacquiao, Plenty of Cheers.
Meb Keflezighi, a child immigrant from a village with no electricity in war-ravaged Eritrea where he was one of 11 siblings, who waved and proudly pointed to the USA on his shirt in the home stretch of the New York City Marathon, the first American man to win since 1982…
Click here to read the whole New York Times Article.
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 blessed my family and I are to have the life we have today. There are so many people who have sowed seeds in my life and for those people I am so thankful!read more
“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, because we can never predict what the next
days, weeks, months, or years will bring.
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.
Thanks for letting us use the beautiful painting Zina read more
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 good for society. Don’t sit on the couch.”
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 ready to roll four weeks before the New York City Marathon. However, I tried to keep the momentum from the encouraging performance at the Rock ‘N Roll San Jose Half Marathon going for as long as possible. I just needed to keep healthy and do the minimum for the last three weeks because I knew I was fit.
Well, now that the race is over, we can say the training was right on.read more
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 exactly what he would do.read more