I remember his entire career. The one race that pops into my head is his 2014 Boston win. I was deployed to Afghanistan for a 2nd time. I remember going into the DFAC for dinner chow and asking the people to change the channel for the Boston marathon. Some dude, tell me: An American won, some dude named Meb. I'll never forget!
The UCLA man, Meb, has had so many highlights it's hard to choose.
2014 Boston 1st, 2009 NYC 1st, 2005 Boston 3rd, 2004 NYC 2nd, 2004 Athens 2nd.... jeeze
When he emphatically tossed his hat off late in the 2004 Olympic marathon.
The first race I watched on TV was the 2004 marathon (had just started running) and I had the same thought as Jon Gault.
I admire how he never got caught.
Yeah, Boston for sure. Talked with him after the showing of City Slickers at '16 Trials in Eugene and told him that he and Kip were messing up the age graded standards for all the Masters runners coming up behind him. Does anybody have a bad word to say about him???
Remember that time he won Footlocker?
In 2014, I was at work but, being that I work at a college, I was able to stream the Boston Marathon...
Just before students were due to arrive, I was able to see Meb's finish as the winner.
As a San Diegan for most of my life, I was and still am very happy for Meb.
Since the early 1990s, I have followed Meb and his results, wondering who this ke -fle-ZIGGY was.
I would later see that it was ke Fless gee....and see his talents.
Meb will always be on the absolute top of my favorite athletes.
We wanted to let the New York hoopla die down a bit before we gave Meb's career a proper look back. We share our favorite thoughts of Meb here in the article below.
There has only been one constant in the running world in the existence of LetsRun.com and that is excellence from Meb Keflezighi. Meb won his first Olympic Trials in 2000, the first year of LetsRun.com. 17 years later he still is displaying excellence. It's been an honor racing, covering, and just being in awe of his career. Thank you Meb.
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So we all know Meb ran 26 marathons...can someone list all of them (date, race, time)?
03 NOV 2002 New York Marathon USAUSA GL F 9. 2:12:35
12 OCT 2003 Chicago Marathon USAUSA GL F 7. 2:10:03
07 FEB 2004 Birmingham US Olympic Team Trials Men's Marathon USAUSA C F 2. 2:11:47
29 AUG 2004 Athens Olympic Games GREGRE OW F 2. 2:11:29
07 NOV 2004 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 2. 2:09:53
06 NOV 2005 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 3. 2:09:56
17 APR 2006 Boston Marathon USAUSA A F 3. 2:09:56
05 NOV 2006 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 21. 2:22:02
22 APR 2007 London Marathon GBRGBR GL F DNF
03 NOV 2007 New York U.S. Olympic Team Trials USAUSA C F 8. 2:15:09
26 APR 2009 London Marathon GBRGBR GL F 9. 2:09:21
01 NOV 2009 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 1. 2:09:15
19 APR 2010 Boston Marathon USAUSA A F 5. 2:09:26
07 NOV 2010 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 6. 2:11:38
06 NOV 2011 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 6. 2:09:13
14 JAN 2012 Houston U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon USAUSA B F 1. 2:09:08
12 AUG 2012 London Olympic Games GBRGBR OW F 4. 2:11:06
03 NOV 2013 New York City Marathon USAUSA GL F 23. 2:23:47
21 APR 2014 Boston Marathon USAUSA GL F 1. 2:08:37
02 NOV 2014 New York Marathon USAUSA GL F 4. 2:13:18
20 APR 2015 Boston Marathon USAUSA GL F 8. 2:12:42
01 NOV 2015 New York Marathon USAUSA GL F 7. 2:13:32
13 FEB 2016 Los Angeles U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials USAUSA F F 2. 2:12:20
21 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games BRABRA OW F 33. 2:16:46
17 APR 2017 Boston Marathon USAUSA GL F 13. 2:17:00
05 NOV 2017 New York Marathon USAUSA GL F 11. 2:15:29
Side note, ran a 31 min 10k last year. Will he make a comeback? I hope so.