The Amazing Meb Keflezighi
You could say it all started for Meb as a seventh-grader who ran a 5:20 mile in gym class. But, you would have missed an unbelievable journey that preceded it – a civil war that threatened the already-destitute conditions in Eritrea in the 1980s, a refugee voyage to Italy, and a test of a family’s resilience to get to America, that thrived once on its shores. This resilience would be tested throughout Meb's running career: through the death of a training friend, excruciating injuries, and the loss of his main sponsor. It was fitting, therefore, that Meb, an American citizen emboldened by these years of resilience, broke the tape in the 2014 Boston Marathon. “That moment, when I won the Boston Marathon,” Meb says, “I knew I was on this earth to be impactful through running.” B.A.A. CEO Tom Grilk sits down with Meb in this week's episode.