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#1 Tim

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 03:11 PM

Common news in the running arena that Meb is retiring from a professional running career after this Sunday's NYC Marathon. With a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Marathon, a fourth place finish in the 2012 Olympic Marathon, along with wins at the NYC and Boston Marathons, one would have to put him on the list for greatest American distance runner in history. But that aside, Meb as a person is what makes him a true champion. Anyone who has ever met him will tell you that.

 

Many of you have heard me tell the story of having the incredible opportunity to hang out, run and share meals with him over a week's period, while he was living and training with the professional group in Mammoth Lakes, CA. It was the experience of a lifetime.

 

Thousands of words have been written about Meb, the athlete and the person. I came across this five-part video series that Runner's World online has. Here is part one (about 9:00 long). It's worth a look. I'll post up the other parts here when they become available.

 

GO MEB!

 

https://www.runnersw...hi/video-series


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#2 Tim

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

Episode #2 is up. You are going to want to watch this, especially the first five minutes.

 

https://www.runnersw...recirc=hpblock1


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#3 Tim

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

Part 3 is up. This one is cool, as it shows Meb going back to Eritrea to show his kids their roots. Lots of great scenery.
 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:24 AM

Can't get enough Meb!  Thanks for posting. 



#5 Tim

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:47 PM

Parts 1-4 of five episodes are now up. Do yourself a favor and watch these, if you haven't already. Good stuff!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

SO close to the top 10 today .   

Thanks for the years of entertainment Meb.



#7 Tim

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:18 PM

The final part #5 is now up. PLEASE do yourself a favor and at least watch this episode. There are many lessons to be learned from it. And have a tissue handy.

 

https://www.runnersw...hi/video-series


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