Inspiration: Winning Doesn’t Always Mean Getting First Place

Meb Keflezighi wins the 118th Boston Marathon

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In honour of Meb Keflezighi‘s historic victory at the 118th Boston Marathon, here is an  inspirational passage from his autobiography,  Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream.

I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. One of my greatest joys is inspiring other people to perform at their best.

—Meb Keflezighi

Here’s a video of Meb crossing the finish line at Boston:

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I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
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