Monday, April 21, 2014


How about Meb!

Meb Keflizighi.  Photo credit David Butler.

He turns 39 on  May 5.  He has medaled in the Olympics (2004), finished fourth (2012), won the NY Marathon (2009), and now won Boston (2014).  He just set his marathon PR on a famously hard course, 2011 excepted, at the very end of his 39th year.

Is it time to start the questioning -- does Meb give Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Alberto Salazar, all of whom competed in the "pre-Kenyan days," a run for the best American marathoner ever?

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