Meb, Deena, and the Return of the Great American Marathoner

The profiles contained in Meb, Deena, and the Return of the Great American Marathoner are both captivating and inspiring. Taken individually, these stories shed light on the elite marathoner’s passion, drive, and fortitude. Taken collectively, they give an inside account of how today’s marathon stars managed to resurrect the state of US competitive distance running on the international stage.

  • Meb Keflezighi
  • Deena Kastor
  • Shalane Flanagan
  • Ryan Hall
  • Alan Culpepper
  • Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
  • And more...

Tito Morales does a great job of capturing the moments of highly decorated athletes who inspire the next generation.  His reflection and description gets you in the zone of a special moment.  I highly recommend it.

Meb Keflezighi, Champion Marathoner

Tito Morales has been an exceptional talent when it comes to capturing what it takes to be a top-tier runner today. His sensitive interviewing style and his insightful presentation of the nuances between regular walking-around individuals and world-class athletes make his profiles especially readable and revealing. Over the past decade he has served as the "bridge“ between knowing the old guard and getting to know the new stars as they emerge. He has managed to chronicle a whole new generation of American distance talent.

Rich Benyo, M&B co-founder, co-author of The Running Encyclopedia