Meb sets U.S. Masters record of 2:13:32! by Larry Eder


Keflezighi_Meb-Boston15.jpgMeb Keflizighi, photo by

Meb Keflezighi is on a roll.

The 2004 Olympic silver medalist at the marathon, winner of both Boston (2014) and New York (2009) still enjoys his running and he is competitive.

This year, Meb took seventh, and was in the race until 20-21 miles, when Geoffrey Kamworor dropped a 4:24 mile.

Meb hung on for seventh, and a new American record of 2:13:22.

I spoke to Meb after the race, post interview as he was stretching and he was looking pretty darn good. " I might have a little blister, but I feel pretty good. My legs are little tight."

Meb was in the lead pack the entire race through 20-21 miles.

He hit the halfway in 1:06:49, and at 20 miles, hit in 1:42:01, the party began to unravel.

Meb noted that he had some problems with his right hamstring.

" A little bit toward the end, about mile 20, it was getting stiff. I thought, you know what, six miles, mayble 19 miles, 35 minutes to hold onto it. Think about the Trials. If somebody was going, challenging me or go neck to neck, I think I would have gone with them, and got a little bit of time off. But, the whole point for the number one goal for this one is to come out healthy and buid upon it for the trials."

And that race, dear friends, is February 16, in a little city on the West Coast, called Los Angeles.

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