What an honor to have Meb Keflezighi on the show today! Meb is truly a legend in the sport of running. Meb is an Olympic Silver Medalist in the Marathon, he is a NYC Marathon and Boston Marathon Champion and had a marathon career with crazy longevity. Meb was born in Eritera and his family came to the United States in 1987 – we get to hear about that piece of his life in the beginning of the episode – which is a huge part of hist story and the person that he is.
Meb ran for UCLA where he ran four NCAA championships and went on to hold the American Record in the 10K and compete Professionally for over 20 years running 26 competitive marathons after college. Meb is the Father of three, married to his wife Yordanos for 15 years.
We all love Meb. It’s his honesty, his courage, his confidence and his humility We’ve seen him accomplish big goals and create some of the most incredible moments in the history in the sport of running. Like winning the Boston Marathon in 2014. I don’t know where you were when that happened by t I was on the course running and celebrating with everyone ese who was experiencing the joy and redemption it made us all feel just a year after the Boston bombings.
Meb has shown us a beautiful journey as e’ve all followed his career over the years. The longevity of it. The heart behind it. The hard races that maybe didn’t go as planned but we watched as he made the most of those circumstances. We saw him get back up and belive in what he was truly capable of time and time again.
I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation with Meb as much as I loved having it!