Tuesday, April 01, 2008
APRIL FOOLS!!! Meb Keflezighi to run for NETT
FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT FIGURE IT OUT YET, THIS WAS DAVE'S PATHETIC ATTEMPT AT AN APRIL FOOL'S JOKE. A COUPLE PEOPLE DID BITE ON IT!
Yes, it’s true! Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi is moving to Boston for the summer to train and plans train regularly with NETT, so get in shape!
After running the Boston Marathon in 2006, Meb found he really liked the area, especially the Newton/Wellesely and Metrowest area of Boston. And he has two siblings that go to Boston-area schools. So he wanted to move here for a summer and train and began looking for a running club that focuses on trail running in the area who could show him the best off-road spots to run. Plus, his sponsor, Nike, has no ties to any local clubs here. Hence, NETT!
Now, we’ve been very clear that we’re not runners near his caliber but he is fully aware of that but says, “I really am looking to do some very easy long runs (7 mpm) on soft trails in the area, and you guys are the only group that seem to specialize in that around Boston.”
And yes, he said he’s open to running a couple races for us wearing the NETT colors!
While he’s still working out the details of his arrival and housing, plan on being in tip-top shape in the beginning of June!