There can be little doubt that Meb Keflezghi is one of the fastest and most talented American runners racing today.
He’s the first American to win the New York City Marathon since 1882, and he also brought home the silver medal from the 2004 summer Olympics games.
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And while Meb was born in Eritrea, he came to America as a young boy of 12 to escape the violence in his home country. BTW: You can read about his life in his new book: Run to Overcome.
He went to College in California to be an engineer, but he was just too fast. As he gets ready to defend his half marathon title from last year in San Jose, Meb is one of America’s brightest shinning starts at the half and full marathon distance.
Roman Mica had a chance to chat with Meb and find out if he’s ready to race the San Jose Rock 'n Roll Marathon this weekend.
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You too can meet Meb this weekend. The details are below:
WHAT: Champion long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi will be signing autographs at the Sony booth during this weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Jose.
WHY: Sony Walkman is a proud sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series and Meb has been training with the Sony Walkman W-Series, an MP3 player designed specifically for fitness enthusiasts and a huge favorite among runners. Sony has individually sponsored nearly 20 marathon participants throughout this series and other marathons during 2010.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2 from 3pm to 5pm
WHERE: San Jose McEnery Convention Center (150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113), Sony Booth #634. Public parking is available.