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Meb Keflezighi rises again

'Meb told me that he'd been given a talent and needed to fulfill his purpose'

Updated: November 1, 2012, 1:00 PM ET
By Sabrina Grotewold | Competitor.com

This story first appeared in the April 2012 edition of Competitor magazine.

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ebrahtom Keflezighi's a nice guy, but he's got teeth. Sharpening them was a prerequisite for any post-collegiate elite runner hoping to reverse the abysmal state of U.S. distance running in 2000. Keflezighi, known affectionately by family and fans as Meb, proved that American men could compete on a world-class level again.

"When Joe Vigil and I put the Mammoth Track Club together ...

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