RED Episode #54: Mebisode at 2019 Gasparilla Distance Classic
He is the only man to win the New York City Marathon (2009), an Olympic Silver Medal (Athens 2004), and the Boston Marathon (2014). We were so lucky to interview him before our race back in 2018 at Gasparilla, but Liam from Hawi Management arranged for us to have a few minutes with a very busy Meb Keflezighi to talk about his new book, 26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career. Thank you, Liam! It comes out on March 19th and we have to say that we have already pre-ordered it and can’t wait to read it and listen to the audiobook on our next long run after its release!
Meb is such a humble and genuine man. He has gone through so much adversity in his life and turned it into success. He knows so much more than how to win, train for, and complete distance races. He knows the importance of family and community. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and this latest book is only one way he does just that. He supports other runners, no matter their level, and gives back to the sport endlessly. He even spent time telling us about a couple of races he is involved in coming up in California that give anyone a chance to accomplish, explore, and indulge. I hope we get to do them soon!
We thank Meb for the precious time we spent talking about these life lessons from the book as well as what he has on the horizon this year. We know from our talk that this book is not just for runners, but a book for anyone who is looking to be successful in the marathon of life.
THAT’S A WRAP
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