Meb Keflezighi Promoting Skechers At NYC Marathon 2011
Meb Keflezighi is an Olympic silver medalist marathon runner, and the first American to win the New York City Marathon at 2009 since 1982. Meb Keflezighi will be promoting the Skechers GoRun shoes at the ING New York Marathon at 6 of November.
This year the ING NY Marathon is all about the show. It seems the 26.2 race is by passed by the city events, planned for the whole weekend. Many celebs have been said to arrive to the different events, (they do not run just attend the parities) and as expected some may be promoting their current films and TV shows.
Meb Keflezighi is no different,like the Hollywood celebs. The marathon and Olympic athlete Meb Keflezighi is promoting the new Skechers shoes at world’s biggest runners event. There is no doubt if Meb Keflezighi wins this year 2011 NYC marathon, the new GoRun shoes will have their moment of glory in front of millions of spectators and tens of thousands of runners.
Meb Keflezighi Running With Skechers At New York Marathon 2011
Here is an interview (below) done with Meb Keflezighi just after he won Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon 2011 at October. This year Nike has ended their sponsorship with Meb Keflezighi and now Skechers have a brand name celeb runner to promote their new hi-tech GoRun shoes.
“Running Examiner: You’ll be running the ING New York City Marathon in just a few weeks. How is your training going?
Meb Keflezighi: The training is going well. Just last week I ran my fastest half marathon time of the year (1:02:17). I am hoping to be in my peak shape for the ING New York City Marathon. This is a special race for me. I ran my first marathon there. I won my first marathon there. I hope I can continue to run well in this very special event.
Running Examiner: No one knows better than you how difficult the course is. The New York Road Runners recently announced the addition of Geoffrey Mutai to the field. Has this changed your game plan at all?
Meb Keflezighi: The New York Road Runners always assemble a great field in the ING New York City Marathon and all of their events. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. There are many great runners in this year’s NYC Marathon, so I cannot focus on just one or two runners. My goal is to come to the race as fit and healthy as possible. I have a lot of experience on the course, so that is an advantage. I also have amazing crowd support in New York, so that makes racing there a lot of fun.
Running Examiner: You’ll also be running in the Olympic Trials just 69 days later. You’ve run marathons pretty close together in the past, specifically in 2004 when you won a silver medal in the Olympics and went to New York 70 days later and placed second. What is the key to being successful in terms of recovery and being ready to race well again?
Meb Keflezighi: I think doing the little things are the keys to staying healthy and recovering well after a marathon. The little things, such as adequate stretching, ice baths, drills, gym work, the right nutrition, and rest, make a big difference at the end of the day.
As soon as I finish the NYC Marathon, my recovery and preparation for the Olympic Trials will begin. The faster I recover from the NYC Marathon, the quicker I will be to get into the high training necessary to prepare for the for the Olympic Trials.
Running Examiner: Congratulations on your win at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon. That was your first race in SKECHERS. How did they first approach you?
Meb Keflezighi: SKECHERS was seeking an elite runner to work with and there was industry buzz about the new performance running shoes they’re developing. SKECHERS contacted me and I had an opportunity to see the new SKECHERS GOrun shoes and test them out. I genuinely love the product, so this partnership seemed like a natural fit.” See the Examiner interview with Meb Keflezighi.
I know I ran my marathon with my Sacouny and they served me well. Now I am running with the Nike Bowerman and they are just as good, with comfortable cushioning. My sister is changing her shoes nearly every season, never too loyal to one pair or brand.
Her boyfriend Micha Lang (with a PR of 2:24 at 2005) was loyal to his ASICS Men’s GEL-Nimbus 12 Running Shoe, he said they were the best running shoes he had ever run with.. and he was reciving running shoes for free from nearly all the main brands (Brooks, Mizuno, Nike, Adidas, Sacouny..)
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