About this episode

Meb comes from humble beginnings in Eritrea, where he was born in the middle of a war. His dad’s remarkable escape eventually brought Meb to the US where he learned English alongside how to run. Meb went on to represent Team USA in 4 Olympic Games, win the New York City and Boston Marathons, and much more. 2024 BM and 26 hats

In this episode we talk about:

  • finding belonging and confidence through running 
  • the importance of a high work ethic and education 
  • marathon trials and tribulations
  • from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings to winning the 2014 Boston Marathon
  • running for a higher purpose: charity, The Meb Foundation, Boston bombing victims, and faith
  • Meb’s brother and agent, Hawi, their professional relationship, and Hawi Management 
  • Meb’s 2024 Boston Marathon: 26 hats, running and race day advice

Find out more about Meb and his 26 hats at mebstrong.com and marathonmeb.com 

Follow Meb on Instagram @runmeb and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


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10 years after winning the Boston Marathon, Meb is back running it again! Join Meb and The MEB Foundation for brunch in Boston on Saturday, April 13th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST. Get your tickets here!

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