The road to the Olympics is a long one for all. Stay up to date as we follow our own VP of Running, Meb Keflezighi, on his quest for a fourth Olympics!
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January 28, 2016 | Chasing Rio, Sneak Peek
A taste of what’s to come, as we bring you the insider view on Meb Keflezighi and his quest for a fourth Olympics. Check out the trailer below for just the beginning of a 4-part series, “Chasing Rio: Meb’s Road to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.” Meb enters the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with the fastest qualifying time (2:08:37 — 2014 Boston Marathon) and as the defending champion.
February 2, 2016 | Chasing Rio, Part One
First episode of “Chasing Rio: Meb’s Road to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials”, captures Meb Keflezighi as he puts in his altitude training in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Located over six hours inland and 7,800 feet above sea level, Mammoth Lakes is Meb’s go-to spot to train when he isn’t home in San Diego, Calif. To make it to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the road passes through Los Angeles, the site of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. It’s no surprise to anyone, not even Meb, that this will be his final Olympic Games, and he’s laying it all on the line.
February 9, 2016 | Chasing Rio, Part Two
Second episode which follows Meb Keflezighi during his final long run before the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. A deeper look into Meb’s support system that helps him chase his dream of being an elite distance runner.
February 12, 2016 | Chasing Rio, Part Three
Third episode where Meb arrives in Los Angeles for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He goes for a quick run along the course, and the running community is asked about the impact Meb has made in the sport during his long career.
March 1, 2016 | Chasing Rio, Part Four
Race day at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials where Meb takes us through his feelings before and during the race and looks ahead to what’s next.