CORNING, NY - FOUR-TIME OLYMPIAN MEB KEFLEZIGHI COMING TO WINEGLASS WEEKEND IN OCTOBER
Wineglass organizers are excited to announce four-time Olympian marathoner Meb Keflezighi will be the special guest Wineglass Weekend October 4-6, 2019.
Meb Keflezighi, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of all time, is the only athlete to win the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. Born in 1975 in East Africa, Meb became a US citizen in 1998 and retired from professional running in 2017.
Meb's story has inspired millions around the world. He is sought after as a motivational speaker, author, and founder of the MEB Foundation to promote youth health, education and fitness. "Securing someone of Meb's fame and talent is an extraordinary opportunity for the Wineglass and the Corning community," said Race Director, Sheila Sutton. "He'll be spending time talking to students, meeting runners at the Expo on Friday and Saturday, and running the Wineglass Half Marathon - truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our community."
Meb Keflezighi's third and newest book, 26 Marathons: What I've Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I've Run, was released on March 19, debuting as the #1 bestseller on Amazon.
The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon and Wineglass Half Marathon are expected to sell out in 2019 as they have in each of the last five years. To register for Wineglass Race Series events, visit the race's website at www.wineglassmarathon.com
Keflizghi will also be the featured speaker at the Pasta Dinner at the Radisson Hotel Corning on Saturday, October 5. Tickets to that event are limited and go on sale in May 1st. Tickets will be sold at the Information Center located in the Baron Steuben Building, 1 W. Market Street, Corning.