In episode 165 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Meb Keflezighi – 4x US Olympian, New York & Boston Marathon Champion, Silver Marathon Medalist (2004) in this Featured Performer Episode.
Meb Keflezighi is the only runner in history to have won a New York Marathon Title, Boston Marathon Title and Olympic Marathon Medal. In 2004, Meb won a Silver Medal in 2004 Athens Olympic Marathon as well as running at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Marathons. Meb featured in the 10,000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He was the American Record Holder for the 10,000m, running an incredible 27:13 PB across the distance. Meb has PB’s of 13:11 for 5,000m right through to his marathon PB of 2:08:37 set at the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few weeks shy of his 39th birthday. Meb’s career has been hallmarked by longevity.
Meb competed in 26 Professional Marathons and he just released a book of that name 26 Marathons which is a behind the scenes look at the highs and the lows of each of those Marathons. Meb has a total of 5 World Major Medals, has been the 3x National Cross Country Champion for America, has won a coveted 4x NCAA Championships, is the Founder of Meb Foundation which aims to maintain balance and be a positive lifestyle choice education tool for school kids, He has authored 5 books, 26 Marathons, Eat Like a Champion, How to Run, Run to overcome and Meb for Models. And on top of all that is a dedicated family man with his 3 beautiful girls and wife Jordanis.
During this episode Meb shares his best tip for debut marathoners, his best tip for seasoned marathoners chasing a PB or PR, Tips for Longevity, putting Murphy’s law to work for you and the importance of having back up goals when taking on the challenge, key training attributes, the highs, the lows and of course Meb survives the Physical Performance Round.
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