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Karl

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  • Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Meb Keflezighi, Dick Patrick
    • Narrated By Jon Gauger
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    Meb Keflezighi is all about hope and second chances—starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile. So how did he end up an A student, one of the most celebrated and respected athletes of his generation, and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon?

    Drew (@drewsant) says: "Wonderful book"
    "An inspiring career"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Run to Overcome to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition is very inspiring.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Run to Overcome?

    Meb's coming to the US with his impoverished family is an awesome moment. His father encouragesthe children to study hard, and they all, in different ways, race ahead of their US peers, taking nothing for granted, showing no sense of entitlement. I think it's very encouraging.


    What about Jon Gauger’s performance did you like?

    The reading is heartfelt and warm.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The family's attitude of gratitude and humiliation when coming ot the US is inspiring. I think that Meb's choice of competing for the US or Eritrea juxtaposes hie entire life and dual entity in a practical and focused manner. It's about gratitude and grand gesture - but also about picking the best deal, getting food on the table and so on.


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