Citibank: Every Step of the Way, Meb Keflezighi, video from Citi, notes by Larry Eder
Meb Keflezighi is a three time Olympian, twice in the marathon and once at 10,000 meters. After the 2008 Olympic Trials, Meb was in such bad shape, that he was concerned about his ability to walk without a limp, much less run. Meb is the American dream.
One of ten brothers and sisters, Meb moved to the US at the tender age of 12, and started running in junior high. After high school, where he showed his promise, Meb went to UCLA. Under the watchful eye of Coach Bob Larson, Meb and Coach Bob have worked together for nineteen years. Larson, one of the most talented of our distance coaches, works with Meb Keflezighi, one of our most talented distance runners. Meb's Olympic silver medal was first U.S. marathon medal since 1976.
Meb's victory in January 2012 was the biggest gamble of his career, and Meb has taken a few. Bob Larson and Meb Keflezighi prepared for five and one half weeks for the Olympic Trials. With the help of the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Meb was able to get his body to where he needed it on January 14, 2012, and, well, you know the rest of this story.
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