Carrie chats with Meb Keflezighi and Emily Sisson as part of Global Running Day! They talk about what keeps them running, tricks for getting out the door in the morning, handling the highs and lows of professional running, how they cultivate confidence, advice for how to set goals, and much more!
Recorded June 7, 2023
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Emily Sisson is the American Record Holder in the Marathon & Half Marathon. A professional runner with New Balance, her long list of career highlights includes competing at the Tokyo Olympics, where she finished as the top American in 10th place after winning the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. In 2019, she ran the fastest American marathon debut ever on a record-eligible course (2:23:08). At the 2022 Chicago Marathon, Emily broke the American Marathon record by over 40 seconds, with a time of 2:18.29 and finished 2nd in the race. In January of 2022, she broke the American Half Marathon record at the Houston Marathon with a time of 1:07.30. She’s a two-time USATF Champion, a two-time NCAA Champion and the NCAA indoor record-holder at 5000m.
Meb Keflezighi is considered one of the top American Distance runners of the last 2 decades. He’s the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon (2009), the Boston Marathon (2014) and an Olympic Medal (Silver Medalist, 2004). Meb Keflezighi is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles where he had a legendary career, winning 4 NCAA Championships. As a pro, he’s won 22 National Championships and has been named to four United States Olympic Teams.