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on Aug 13, 2012 in Great Stuff

The Amazing Meb!

The alarm went off at 02:50 and the TV went on. At 03:01 we saw our dear friend Meb take off in the marathon in London. Meb is not just a runner, an Olympic athlete representing our country, but a 37 year old pursuing his dreams (he ran an Olympic marathon at 37!)! Meb was in the front of the pack at the beginning of the marathon but about 1/3 of the way through the pack started to pull away and he was in a trailing pack around 17-19th position and a few minutes behind the Nigerians. When the final lap was turning the corner, there was Meb with Japan and then shortly passing Brazil and in the end, he finished his last Olympic game career in 4th. 4th in the world, simply, bloody, amazing! In the post race interviews, it was alluded to how Meb’s story is the American Dream. You really don’t know just how true this is! Spending time with Meb while he trained and to...

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