Congrats Meb on such a great running career! You did a great job today running a time of 2:15 for your final marathon. I’ve always looked up to you and never missed a race ran by you! Congratulations and perserve to your hearts content!
The guy has so much class. In Sacramento in 2000 during the trials, he and a couple of guys were stopped on the parkway at a water fountain messing around with geese. I knew they were distance guys from the trials but didn't know exactly who they were. I just joked with them that if the didn't watch out, those geese would eat them for lunch. They laughed and said "na, we are too skinny and won't taste good". Then one of them pointed to meb and said "do you know who this is? It's your US 10k champion". I was like "holy crap, i was at that race and was blown away when you started popping 55 sec 400s in the last mile". as i was running away and the guy told meb "i promise i won't embarrass you again like that". he was just so humble.
What An interesting story to hear hehe! I wish I could meet Meb one day. He is very humble and strong spirited for sure. He always puts America on his back too for each race. If that’s not a true American then idk who is then.