San Diegan Meb Keflezighi to Run Final Marathon in New York

Meb Keflezighi is one of the most decorated U.S. marathoners of all time.

San Diegan Meb Keflezighi, one of the most decorated U.S. marathoners of all time, announced that the 2017 New York City Marathon would be his last.

Keflezighi tweeted that he was "So HAPPY to announce" that he would conclude his career at the New York City Marathon. 

Keflezighi is a local sports legend in San Diego, where he and his family live. A 1994 graduate of San Diego High School, Keflezighi attended Roosevelt Middle School.

At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he earned a silver medal, the first Olympic marathon medal for an American man since 1976.

His emotional victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon helped inspire a city recovering from the previous year’s fatal bombing attack.

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he made history as the oldest U.S. Olympic runner of all time. 

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