After continued greatness into his late 30s, Meb Keflezighi is still at the top of his game at 40.
While Meb Keflezighi might have just popped up on the American consciousness for the first time last year after winning the Boston Marathon, he’s been running at a high level in the U.S. for a decade and a half. He was an All-American runner at UCLA in the mid-1990s, winning four NCAA titles for the Bruins. He made the U.S. Olympic team in 2000 in Sydney, where he placed 12th in the 10,000-meter run. After he earned the silver medal in the marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, he fell on hard times and didn’t make the 2008 Olympic team. But he rebounded by winning the 2009 New York City Marathon and continued running strong into his late 30s with a win at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and a fourth-place finish in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics. He says winning the 2014 Boston Marathon is the pinnacle achievement of his career, but don’t expect him to retire anytime soon. He’s shooting for another Olympic berth in 2016. Click through the photos below to see some of his very best moments of his career.