Runners have a joke that, "in my dreams, I am Kenyan."
In Meb Keflezighi's dreams, he is American. Wait...he is American. Since 1998, the Eritrea-born 34-year-old, has been a U.S. citizen. And has been on the run ever since.
This year (Nov. 1, 2009) he took home the crown of winner of the New York Marathon at 2 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds, leading a pack of more than 44,000 participants around the 26.2 mile course through the middle of America's best.
Nice work Meb!