Run to Overcome

  • by Meb Keflezighi, Dick Patrick
  • Narrated by Jon Gauger
  • 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meb Keflezighi (Kef-lez-ghee) 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?
His story sounds like the living embodiment of the American dream... but Meb’s path to victory hasn’t been smooth. Not long after he stood on the Olympic platform as a U.S. silver medalist, it all came crashing down. And he was about to find out whether his faith in God, the values his parents had taught him, and his belief that he was born to run were enough to see him through.
Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and shares the secrets to overcoming the odds in your own life.

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You gotta love Meb! - but...

What did you love best about Run to Overcome?

This is such a great story. I found it very inspiring on many levels. I do not share Keflezighi's religious faith, but even that aspect was presented so naturally that it did not detract from his story. What did detract, for me, was hearing it come out of a voice so obviously white-middle-America.


How could the performance have been better?

Maybe Meb didn't care to narrate his own book, but could they not find anyone who might sound more like him?


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- C. Kuni

An Inspiring Story that is not Overly Inspiring

Meb seems to be a pretty down to Earth guy and it is amazing how he ended up getting out of poverty in Etheopia but was his family really poverty stricken there? I wish he had of filled in more details about how bad or not badly off his family was in Etheopia and a few more details of how his father was able to get the to USA. I don't think his story is that much more extrodinary than any other immigrant coming to North Amercia and getting a job and succeeding at something. He just happened to be a runner who made it because he was talented. Sort of boring at times but also interesting sometimes. Not a stellar book but not a bad listen.
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- Kate D "Dianne in Canada"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-14-2011
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio