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Meb Keflezighi Stands Up Against Hate and Prejudice

The marathon legend and his brother Hawi discuss why it’s so important to stand together.


By Nicole Duncan


In the running world, Mebrahtom Keflezighi is a household name, so much in fact that, like many notable celebrities, he’s often referred to by a shortened first name alone: Meb. He is a four-time Olympian, whose accolades include taking silver in the marathon at the 2004 Athens games and winning both the New York City and Boston marathons in 2009 and 2014, respectively. The latter was an especially personal victory; as an Eritrean-born American, Meb was eager to win gold for the U.S. in the year following the Boston Marathon bombings. When he succeeded, it was the first time an American man had won Boston since 1983.

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