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Boston Marathon winner to write book for everyday runners

Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 winner of the Boston Marathon, will write a book to share his running wisdom with everyday runners.
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Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon and the 2009 New York City Marathon, announced that he is writing a book that will provide tips for everyday runners.

The book, which will be titled "Meb for Mortals," will details his training plans and principles that he follows when it comes to race day. Runner's World parent company, Rodale, will publish the book with it to be available for readers in March 2015.

In addition to covering his training and race day strategies, Keflezighi will provide insight into other key elements that have led him to win several high profile races in his career. It will outline his approach to psychology, diet, injury prevention and even successful aging. Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon just two weeks before his 39th birthday.

This is Keflezighi's second book. The three-time Olympian released his biography, "Run to Overcome," in November 2010. The book details how his family first came to America and what inspired him to start -- and keep -- running. After winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, Keflezighi updated the book and released a second edition.

When he won the Boston Marathon in April 2014, Keflezighi broke an American drought -- it had been more than 20 years since an American male had won the prestigious race. Afterwards, Keflezighi noted how much winning the Boston Marathon meant to him.

“I have an Olympic medal. I won New York. Before today I felt my career was 90% accomplished. There was one gap. Now I've won Boston, and I feel 110% accomplished,” Keflezighi said in an interview with Runner's World.

In May 2014, Keflezighi announced that he is aiming for a repeat at Boston in 2015 and also shooting for a fourth Olympic games at Rio in 2016.

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