A mere four days after Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon, becoming the first American to take the title in 31 years, the Olympian and winner of the New York City Marathon made a gracious visit to Garmin headquarters to help kick off events for the Garmin Marathon In the Land of Oz. On the morning of April 25, a crowd of associates gathered in the lobby at headquarters to give the elite runner a hero’s welcome, and Meb took the time to shake hands with each person there, stopping to pose for photos and giving associates a chance to see his champion's medal up close.
Following a meeting with Garmin fitness engineering team and a press conference with the local media, Meb sat down with Marketing Specialist Greg Brantner for a Q&A session in front of an auditorium full of enthusiastic Garmin associates, some fresh off their own Boston finishes.
Meb’s agenda for the rest of the afternoon included autograph signings, more media interviews, and photo and video sessions with Garmin’s marketing team. Meb using some of the advanced features of the Forerunner 620, the watch he was wearing during his historic Boston Marathon win, will soon to be shared.
Friday evening, Meb was the featured speaker at the pasta dinner for Garmin Marathon participants, offering words of inspiration and race strategy.