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Publisher Description

The incredible true story of Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon!
When Meb Keflezighi signed up to run the Boston Marathon in 2014, no one expected him to be the first to cross the finish line. But if there’s one thing Meb knows how to do, it’s overcome. Yet Meb is the living embodiment of the American dream. His family came to the U.S. to escape poverty and a violent war; 12-year-old Meb spoke no English at the time and had never raced a mile. Thanks to hard work and determination, he excelled academically and became an Olympic silver medalist. But it all came crashing down when Meb, a favorite for the Beijing Olympics, fractured his hip and pelvis during the trials and was left literally crawling. That same day, he lost his close friend and fellow marathoner to a cardiac arrest. Devastated, Meb was about to learn whether his faith in God, the values his parents had taught him, and his belief that he was born to run were enough to see him through. Run to Overcome is the story of a true American champion who discovered the real meaning of victory against all odds. Now with an updated chapter after Meb’s amazing finish in Boston.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 6
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Tyndale House Publishers

Customer Reviews

RunTheMebWay ,

"Run to Overcome"

The book "Run to Overcome" is the most inspiring books that there ever is. It is set in Eritrea, one of the most poorest countries in the world. Meb Keflezighi, the author and main character is lottery eating dirt as his diet. He takes a crazy journey with his family, through crazy events. For better or worse, Meb is know one of the most honored athletes in the U.S and there for the world. See how this brave young man puts life and limb for his family and vise versa, and who he is man today in this thrilling, can't put down book.

P.s.) I've met this man at the Kiwanis Kingston Classic . He is truly the most generous man that everybody says. He is my hero... And after you read this book he will be too.

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