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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Wonderful book

A wonderful story about how Meb and his family came to be in America and journey to become an elite marathoner. He takes you through his early days in Eritrean, immigrating to Italy and then the United States. From there he goes into how he became interested in running and through his progression from High School all the way through his 2009 NYC Marathon win. The book is filled with inspirational stories which are sure to help motivate any runner or just anyone who might need a little encouragement. I think this book should be required reading for every American.
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- Drew (@drewsant)

Great book for Christian athletes

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, written in 2010, this story is very encouraging and interesting. Full of life and running tips.


What other book might you compare Run to Overcome to and why?

Running with Joy: My Daily Journey to the Marathon by Ryan Hall


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

"Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best." - Meb


Any additional comments?

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me!" - Phil 4:13

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- Richard

Book Details

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