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Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi
Track and Field USA

Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi
  • Birth date 5/05/1975
  • Birthplace 22147
  • Hometown San Diego, California
  • Residence San Diego, California
  • Height/Weight 5'5"/ 125 lbs
  • Olympics 2000, 2004, 2012


Keflezighi is one of the most decorated U.S. marathoners of all time. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he earned a silver medal, the first Olympic marathon medal for an American man since 1976. His emotional victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon helped inspire a city recovering from the previous year’s fatal bombing attack. At the 2016 Olympics, he is expected to become the oldest U.S. Olympic runner of all time.
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Getting to know Meb Keflezighi


His first name is Mebrahtom, but he is known as “Meb.”


He was born in Eritrea. He moved to San Diego at the age of 11.


In 2014, he became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.

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