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The Power of Perseverance through the eyes of an Olympian: Interview with Meb Keflezighi

by Allison on March 20, 2014

Meb-Keflezighi-300x187Long-distance runner Meb Keflezighi came to the United States with his family when he was 12 years old after feeling to Italy as a refugee from war torn Eritrea.  Early on, Meb discovered a passion for running that would lead him to win a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics Marathon competition and win the world-renowned NYC Marathon in 2009.

Alongside Meb’s phenomenal athletic success, his story of perseverance and discipline in the face of obstacles led him to found the MEB Foundation, promoting youth health, education and fitness through community investment and collaboration.

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In this interview, Meb shares insights from his personal story and reflects on the characteristic of perseverance as a major factor for success.   Meb will be speaking further on grit and perseverance at our summer Power of Adults ConferenceRegister now to reserve your spot!  For more on Meb’s incredible life story, check out his inspirational biography “Run to Overcome“.

Updated 4/21/14: A huge congratulations to Meb for winning the 2014 Boston Marathon!

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1 Clay June 8, 2014 at 8:01 am

I found this e-mail this morning (6/8/14) well after it arrived in my e-mail box – I must find more time to skim my e-mails as they come and eliminate the e-mails that are not needed…. regardless love the perseverance story… we used perseverance and adversity as our unit theme for the last quarter and it was incredibly powerful for our kids… have a great week!

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