Meb for Mortals:
How to Run, Think and Eat Like a Champion Marathoner
A conversation on the legendary runner’s training methods and championship legacy
April 17, 2015
(Doors at 6:15)
Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
$25.00 - On Sale Now
Harvard Book Store and Runner's World welcome Skechers Performance elite athlete MEB KEFLEZIGHI, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, 2009 New York City Marathon, Olympic Silver Medalist, and founder of the MEB Foundation, for a discussion of his book Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think and Eat like a Champion Marathoner. The evening will be hosted by Runner’s World Editor-in-Chief DAVID WILLEY, who will be joined on the panel by 1968 Boston Marathon champion and long-time Runner’s World editor AMBY BURFOOT, TCS New York City Marathon Race Director MARY WITTENBERG, and Meb for Mortals co-author SCOTT DOUGLAS.
With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years.
Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to this year's Boston win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.
Tickets can purchased online at meb.eventbrite.com.
David Willey, SVP, Rodale Inc. and Editor-in-Chief, Runner's World
Meb Keflezighi, author of Meb for Mortals and founder of the MEB Foundation, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon and 2009 NYC Marathon, 2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist, three-time US Olympian and three-time US Cross Country national champion.
Mary Wittenberg, President/CEO NYRR, Race Director, TCS NYC Marathon
Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon champion and Editor-at-Large, Runner's World
Scott Douglas, co-author of Meb for Mortals, is a senior content editor at Runner’s World and has authored or co-authored six previous books on running.
This event will not include a book signing. Books included with tickets will come with pre-signed book plates.
Win Skechers Performance Footwear with Your Ticket:
The first one-hundred tickets sold will each include a voucher for a free pair of shoes from Skechers Performance Division. One voucher per person. Winners will be notified via e-mail. The voucher may only be redeemed by the ticket purchaser and is non-transferable.
Try on Meb's Signature Racing Shoe:
Want to race in Meb's shoes? Skechers Performance will have the new Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 and the new spring line available for try ons. Purchases can be made at the Skechers Performance booth at the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo during race weekend.
First-Come, First-Served Gift Bags!
A limited number of gift bags courtesy of Skechers Performance and our co-sponsors will be given out at the event to ticket holders. Quantities are limited; bags will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
In store ticket sales will end at 2pm. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the Old South Church starting at 6:15pm.
Please note that your ticket ONLY guarantees you admission until five minutes before an event begins. Additionally, tickets (and included books) purchased online may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. Vouchers expire one month after the event.
All ticket purchases are nonrefundable and nonreturnable.
Old South Church is located at 645 Boylston Street, on the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Streets, at the Copley T stop.
Old South is located at the Copley stop on the Green Line of the T. We are also a short walk from the Back Bay station on the Orange Line (from the station, walk two blocks north on Dartmouth Street). Bus routes 9, 10, 39, and 55 also stop in Copley Square. Use the MBTA’s Trip Planner for specific schedule routes and times.
From the North via I-93: Take I-93 south to Exit #26 for Storrow Drive/North Station. At the bottom of the ramp, keep left for Storrow Drive. From Storrow, take the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
From the South via I-93: Take I-93 north to Exit #18 for Mass. Ave./Roxbury. Turn left onto the Mass. Ave. Connector, then turn right (north) onto Mass. Ave. Continue on Mass. Ave. for a little over a mile, then turn right onto Boylston Street. Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the West via the Mass. Turnpike (I-90): Take the Mass. Pike east to Exit #22 for Prudential/Copley. Bear right in the exit ramp, following signs for Copley Square. Take the first left onto Dartmouth Street, and continue two blocks to Boylston Street. Old South is on the left.
From the West via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow east to the Fenway exit, following signs for Boylston Street Inbound. Once you cross Mass. Ave., Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the East via Storrow Drive: Take Storrow west to the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
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