25 Nov '14, 7pm

Why Meb Should Be The 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Why Meb Should Be The 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Full disclosure: I am Meb Keflezighi’s brother and business manager. I am biased. While I do have a unique perspective into the man that is Meb and the significance of his Boston Marathon victory in 2014, I know my assessment and understanding of Meb is supported by thousands, if not millions, of people who have been inspired by his championship performances and character. Through my observations of Meb’s interaction with these people, I have come to understand and appreciate his most valuable asset, his ability to inspire through his journey as a sportsman. To the decision makers for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year: As graduates of UCLA, both Meb and I are big fans of former Bruins basketball coach John Wooden and his Pyramid of Success. At the top of the pyramid is Competitive Greatness. Next to those words, it says, “Be at your best when your best is needed.” A...

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