Runner Profile: Meb Keflezighi

21 Nov

Once and a while, there will be running profiles on top ranked runners. 

Meb is one of the best runners that the USA has ever produced for long distance running. Most of his runs are either the marathon or the 10000 meter.

He started in high school running for a school in San Diego. While he was attending, he won the 1600 and 3200 meter races during a California State Championship. He then decided to attend UCLA where he won a great amount of races and championships in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.

He has done marathons in the Olympics including running in the 2004 Olympics where he placed in 2nd. In 2007, he was recovering from a broken hip and could not unfortunately qualify for the 2008 Olympics.

In 2009, during the NYC Marathon, he was the first American to win the biggest marathon race in the world. Oh yeah… he also ran a 5:20 mile while in JUNIOR HIGH.

Personal Records-

Marathon: 2:09:13

10,000 m: 27:13.98

His autobiography, “Run To Overcome” was written to tell the stories in his life about all the running competitions and milestones in his life. He also has the MEB (Maintaining Excellent Balance) which talks about health and fitness with the community.

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