Meb!

What is there to say about Meb?  Three years after Nike dropped him he has the run of his life.  Just incredible.  Sure the East African mafia would never had let a younger runner get that far out front, and sure Ryan Hall and the other Americans helped Meb by not pushing the pace.  But Meb still ran his heart out in a smart, and gutsy,  race.  The man is an inspiration to old dudes everywhere.  Lets hear it for Meb!

I’ve written about Meb a number of times. You can read some of those posts here, and here.

Friday Inspiration – Meb on a tempo run

I’m a huge fan of Meb Keflefzighi. He’s old for an elite runner, but he’s still getting it done.  This year he finished fourth in the Olympic marathon beating out many a young whippersnapper and making me proud to be an old dude.  

As I am out there doing my paltry little run this weekend, and continuing my long road back to being in running shape, I’m going to think about this video.  Many counted Meb out before the 2012 Olympic Trials, he just put his head down and ran.  That’s what I need to do.