Meb Keflezighi (Kef-lez-ghee) is all about hope and second chances-starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile. So how did he end up an A student, one of the most celebrated and respected athletes of his generation, and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon? His story sounds like the living embodiment of the American dream...?ut Meb's path to victory hasn't been smooth. Not long after he stood on the Olympic platform as a U.S. silver medalist, it all came crashing down. And he was about to find out whether his faith in God, the values his parents had taught him, and his belief that he was born to run were enough to see him through. Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and shares the secrets to overcoming the odds in your own life.
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"Olympic Silver Medalist and three-time cross-country national champion Meb Keflezighi has written an autobiography aimed at runners. However, the core beliefs he shares--reliance on family, the Christian faith, and the American dream--apply to everyone. Narrator Jon Gauger's cadence matches the emotional content of Keflezighi's story, which begins with his escape from war-torn Africa, where food was scarce and owning a skinny cow was a luxury. Gauger's narration captures Keflezighi's drive to succeed upon his arrival in America, penniless and unable to speak English. Likewise, Gauger portrays the runner's joy when his athletic prowess earns him a full scholarship to UCLA. Chapters end with specific tips for runners and general tips applicable to everyone. Besides great training advice, Keflezighi shares the real meaning and cost of victory. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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