For Tenth Time, Keflezighi back for TCS New York City Marathon, by Chris Lotsbom, RRW, used with permission

How does one describe Meb Keflezighi?

Keflezighi_Meb-Boston15.jpgMeb Keflezighi, Boston 2015, photo by

His win in New York had me in tears.

His 2013 struggle teared me up too.

Meb is real, and that is why normal runners get him and love him.

He is also one of the best championship runners I know. The guy knows how to race and if his competitors are foolhardy enough to give him some real estate, then, they are going to learn another lesson.

As I arrived at the NYRR Media Center & Pavilion, I asked Coach Larsen, ” how many weeks of training, 5 1/2?”

I do that as Meb has averaged about 5-8 injury free weeks between his best marathons. ” No, Meb has been in great training for most of summer and fall, except for a couple weeks with a cold.”

Meb does not know he is 40, but his body does. He and Coach Larsen are quite careful with his training and rest.

Here is a fine piece by RRW’s Chris Lotsbom on Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic silver medalist, Boston and New York City Marathon champion, and a man for all marathons.

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