29 Oct '14, 1am

"I’m still trying to get the best out of myself.” - @runmeb on #nycmarathon.

He has an Olympic silver medal, the 2009 New York City Marathon title and, with his Boston Marathon win in April, a personal record of 2:08:37 and one of the most-celebrated victories in American running history. Meb Keflezighi has checked every box on the to-do list of his career. Yet, he’s still competing—and will do so again on Sunday in New York, hoping to avenge a race that went awry through the five boroughs last year, when the injuries he battled during training caught up with him at mile 19. He slowed to a walk and eventually crossed the line in 23rd place in 2:23:47, the slowest marathon of his career. While his commitment to finish that race was applauded, Keflezighi quickly turned his focus to preparing for the Boston Marathon, where a win had always been his ultimate goal. “The Boston victory was what I had waited for my entire career,” he says. “Now the pressu...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/new-york-city-marathon/meb-st...

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