Meb Keflezighi

  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • PowerBar Athlete Since: 2006
  • Claim to Fame: 2014 Boston Marathon winner, 2009 NYC Marathon winner, 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2012 Olympic Trials Champion, 2012 Olympic Games 4th Place finisher

Q&A with Meb Keflezighi

Biggest Obstacle
Pelvis stress fracture during the 2008 Olympic Trials. Many counted me out. PowerBar stayed with me.
I am routine type of guy, but not too much into superstitions.
Biggest Athletic Accomplishment
Winning the 2009 NYC Marathon after the pelvis stress fracture and considering retirement.
Favorite Thing About Training
Progress. My job is to be as fit as I can be. It is a dream job.
Least Favorite Thing About Training
injuries. You want to push yourself to get the best out of your body, but when you push too much, injuries will occur. You have to listen to your body and understand it has limits.
I Work Out To…
To be as fit as possible, which allows me to compete as hard as possible and represent me, my family, country and sponsors well.
Unusual Training Regimens
Ice baths…in the creek in Mammoth.