Tag: Meb Keflezighi
He ran in the 1950’s, started coaching in the 1960’s, and over the last half a century, Coach Bob Larsen has been one of the best coaches ever. Coach Larsen is most connected to the Jamul Toads, UCLA, and the great Meb Keflezighi.
At the half way point of the 2012 Olympic Marathon, Meb Keflezighi was dealing with a side stitch and blood blisters while sitting in about 20th place. In his third marathon in less than a year, Meb showed why he is a true champion. Rather than drop out, he dug deep and ran his way into fourth place.
Meb Keflezighi is getting ready for the Olympic Trials in Houston coming up on January 14th. It has been 69 days since he ran a personal best in New York City which, we found out, he was able to do despite having his Breathe Right strip not on his nose where it was supposed to be, but lodged into one of his running shoes!
Fresh off his New York City Marathon victory, Meb Keflezighi came in studio to chat about coming to America at the age of 12, discovering running, his Olympic Silver in 2004, and the whirlwind his life has become since winning New York.
Chris Lieto had the race of his life at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship, led for the better part of the day, but ended up second to a fast closing Craig Alexander. He came on to discuss his thoughts on the race and the improvements in his running that came from spending six weeks in Mammoth training with Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Josh Cox and New York City Marathon champion Meb Kelflezighi.