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Capping a Legendary Career, Meb and His Team Prepare for a New York City Curtain Call

Capping a Legendary Career, Meb and His Team Prepare for a New York City Curtain Call

“It was a special moment,” Larsen said. “There were a lot of hugs and congratulations. That was the last long one. They’re not as easy as they used to be. He’s 42 years old, and it’s tougher and tougher. I’m just savoring every moment. I’m making sure I’m doing things a little bit slower, because I don’t want to rush through this.” Keflezighi is preparing for his final race as a professional athlete on Sunday at the New York City Marathon , his 26th competition of 26.2 miles. When he began his career after graduating from UCLA in 1999, the country had almost no presence on the international stage. Since then, he’s brought home a 2004 Olympic marathon silver medal, won the New York City Marathon in 2009, and was the 2014 Boston Marathon champion—a trifecta that no other American can claim and which has, in part, sparked new depth in the country’s talent pool. But as one of ...

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