Sunday, November 1, 2009

An American Champion in New York




How could you not be moved by this morning's incredible New York Marathon? Both the men's and women's races came down to the last two miles, and Meb Keflizighi's win makes him the first American to win the race since Alberto Salazar in 1982. Furthermore, there were 6 Americans in the top 10, which bodes well for the future of running in this country. Congratulations to Meb and all the finishers in the New York Marathon, including our own Russ Pillar and Stacy Embretson.

Watch the highlights on Universal Sports.

Peter

2 comments:

Billy Burger said...

With all the attention on Hall, loved how Meb just slid in under the radar to win it all. In retrospect, not all that surprising given his string of fantastic races post-hip fracture.

Great win for Meb, great win for American distance running!

(special congrats to LA's own Edward Norton, who ran a sizzling 3:48:01 debut marathon and raised an even more impressive $300,000+ for the Masai Wilderness Conservation Fund!)

Amy said...

Congratulations to Meb!!!