Another Mother Runner
#368: A Chat with Meb Keflezighi: Father Runner--and Marathon Marvel!
Jun 14, 2019 · 1 hr 10 min
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Sarah and Amanda are delighted to talk with marathon legend Meb Keflezighi, the first person to win both the Boston and New York City Marathons plus an Olympic marathon silver medal. These races, plus 23 others, are the basis for his thought-provoking new book, 26 Marathons: What I Learned about Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career. Part of the AMR Father’s Day tradition, Meb shares about:
--his first-ever run, undertaken for a T-shirt and an A in school
--being carried to victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon by spectators doing The Wave and chanting “USA! USA! USA!”
--being bedeviled by injuries (and poor nutrition) for several years, then coming back “feeling more grateful”
--bucket-list races he wants to run
--running-longevity advice
--mantras he repeats during races
--the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio, including his now-famous fall at the finish line
In the intro, Sarah and Amanda talk about goings-on in their respective son’s lives, including Amand…
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