Meb Keflezighi is the only runner in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon and an Olympic medal.
Known all over the world by his first name, Meb is a four-time Olympian and history’s oldest marathoner to qualify for the US Olympic team.
Meb was born in the East African nation of Eritrea, a beautiful land torn by war at the time of his birth. Meb arrived in Southern California at age 12 without speaking English.
The crowning moment of Meb’s career came at the 2014 Boston Marathon. One year after bombs detonated at the finish line, Meb won the race in a stunning and unexpected fashion. His patriotic victory – the first for an American man since 1983 – sparked an avalanche of media and celebration.Runner’s World Magazine named Meb “The Most Influential Person in Running” and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service honored Meb with its “Outstanding American by Choice” award.