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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

Biography

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

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