Achieving Personal Best: Interview With Meb Keflezighi

Fear of failure is what makes me successful. - Meb Keflezighi

In my last post I wrote about my project examining how elite athletes achieve personal best. I'm fascinated to see the path these athletes took and how they came to be so good. It's informative  to learn how many athletes who are perceived as "gifted" actually know plenty of failure, as well as to see how much time is needed to cultivate those gifts.

One such athlete and the first in the series is Olympic Silver Medalist and NYC Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi. Meb was kind enough to sit down with me recently, and we talked about the path that led him to his athletic success.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrNrgekHpE&w=420&h=315]

Thanks to Matt Duelka for his help producing the video.

 

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