Who would have imagined Meb Keflezighi’s ’14 season a decade ago? That’s how long it has
been since Keflezighi scored Olympic silver, the first U.S. men’s Olympic marathon medal in 28 years.

Even Meb (he’s one of the sport’s only-onename-needed guys), now 39, admits that from that
exultant Athens vantage point he’d never have thought about breaking a 31-year spell of no Yanks
atop the podium at Boston 10 years in the future.

Nor that he might follow up with a 4th-place run at New York ahead of the reigning Olympic
champion and the Big Apple’s course record holder 5 years after his own historic ’09 NYC victory.
In the ’80s, Keflezighi’s father…

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