Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat Like a Champion Marathoner

By Meb Keflezighi, Scott Douglas

With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years.

"Meb For Mortals" describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to the 2014 Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.



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"Meb Keflezighi was a huge help and inspiration to me when I ran the New York City marathon last year. He is without a doubt the world's number one expert on training and running. I would recommend that anyone who is looking to participate in a running event of any length collect and absorb the insight and tips in this wonderful book prior to their race."--Caroline Wozniacki, winner of 22 career WTA singles titles"Having trained with Meb over the years, I know first-hand his love of running and his commitment to improvement. In "Meb for Mortals," runners of all abilities and motivation levels will be inspired and able to develop with his sage advice."--Deena Kastor, American record holder in the marathon and half-marathon"Running was a big part of my training back when I was competing on the ice and now, in my retirement from skating, I've turned to running again both for fitness and for the challenge it presents. The wisdom and motivation I have gleaned from reading Meb for Mortals will serve me very well both in my next marathon and in life."--Anton Apolo Ohno, two-time Olympic Gold medalist"Meb Keflezighi is one of the most passionate and dedicated runners in the world.He is an icon for American distance runners. Now Meb has chosen to share his training secrets and tips with the world. Every runner, from the beginner to elite, can gain tremendous insight and wisdom in Meb for Mortals. Get ready to take your running to another level with help from Meb."--Kara Goucher, two-time Olympian"I have admired Meb Keflezighi as a runner and as a person for many years, and seeing him win in Boston--my hometown--last year was deeply gratifying for me. If you want to achieve your distance running goals while maintaining a healthy balance of training and family life, "Meb for Mortals "is the book for you."--Shalane Flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist and American record-holder in the 10,000 meters



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Publisher Rodale Books
Publish date 04/07/2015
Pages 208
ISBN-13 9781623365479
ISBN-10 1623365473
Language English

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