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Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Olympic Silver And Ryan Shay

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part two of a seven […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Transition To Post-Collegiate Running

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part three of a seven […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Introduction And His Journey To The United States

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part one of a seven […]

Hall, Keflezighi Confirmed For Boston In 2010

Will we finally see the first American winner in 26 years? The Boston Athletic Association has announced that Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi will run in the 2010 Boston Marathon. Hall placed third at the race last year and followed that up with a top-5 finish at the New York City Marathon. Keflezighi came back […]

Keflezighi To Ride In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The ING New York City Marathon 2009 men’s champion, Meb Keflezighi, the first American men’s winner of the race since Alberto Salazar in 1982, will have a special ride in next week’s 83rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Keflezighi will ride aboard the Stature of Liberty float alongside Miss America 2009, Katie […]

Exclusive Kara Goucher Interview

The American running superstar talks with Matt Fitzgerald about running by feel. Kara Goucher is one of the most exciting personalities in American running today. The 31-year-old member of the Portland, Oregon-based Nike Oregon project has run the fastest half marathon in American history (1:06:57), won a World Championships bronze medal at 10,000 meters, and […]

Video: NYC Marathon Winner Welcomed Home To San Diego

The 2009 ING New York City Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi was given a warm welcome when her returned to San Diego. The Eritrean born American grew up in San Diego and later attended UCLA before embarking on his professional running career. We were at the San Diego Hall of Champions to meet up with Meb […]

Keflezighi Named USATF Athlete Of The Week

INDIANAPOLIS – 2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday. Keflezighi ran a brilliant strategic race, pulling away from four-time Boston Marathon Champion Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya in the final two miles to win in […]

The Keflezighi Controversy

Some say Meb Keflezighi is not really American. Probably the same people who say Barack Obama is not really an American. Written by: Matt Fitzgerald The headline says it all: “To Some, Winner Is Not American Enough.” It appears above an article printed in the November 3, 2009 edition of the New York Times and […]

Samuelson Sets NYC Marathon Age Group Record

The 52-year old missed her American record by one second. Joan Benoit Samuelson continued to set records at the age of 52, as she completed the ING New York City Marathon in a 50-plus record 2:49:09. The 1984 Olympic champion ran the race to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her historic gold medal in Los […]