Run Local Pod Live: Meb Keflezighi
Run to Overcome
On Monday, April 13 we hosted a special Run Local Pod Live edition with Silicon Valley Half presented by Excite Credit Union founding investor Meb Keflezighi live on YouTube. Watch the webcast here or the audio pod below.
Known and beloved by the running community as Marathon Meb, he is an Olympic silver medalist, Boston Marathon, and New York Marathon Champion. However, those on-road performances simply scratch the surface of Meb’s impact on runners, the communities he is a part of and of course his family.
Run Local Pod hosts J.T. Service (Run Local Founder) and Josh Muxen (the voice of Run Local) will sit down with Marathon Meb to discuss how Running plays such an important role in overcoming life’s challenges, including the global COVID-19 pandemic.
As someone who attends running events across the country, Meb misses not being able to spend time with fellow runners during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Silicon Valley Half Marathon, which Meb helped co-found, has quickly become a favorite occasion on his annual calendar. Therefore, this virtual conversation will be an opportunity for Meb and runners from Silicon Valley and beyond to come together and offer support and encouragement to each other at this difficult time.
Thank you to our Run Local Pod Live event partners Excite Credit Union, which is offering great support to our local Silicon Valley community as well as Sports Basement where you can save big (please check the website for any exclusions and changes to promos):
- Code GEARUP20: 20% off bikes, trainers, electronics and running
- Code BAYAREA40: Everything else!
We’d also like to thank our charity partner, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, as they continue to support teachers and students in our community. SVEF is providing at-home learning packets for students that lack reliable internet access and delivering teacher professional development online to support educators in the move to distance learning. We encourage you to learn more about their Support Our Students campaign and consider a gift. You can learn more by visiting the SVEF website or their campaign webpage to see how you can help.