Meb Keflezighi earned at win at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, his first professional race in his hometown. Keflezighi look the lead from the gun and pushed the pace in anticipation his main challenger Martin Lel’s strong kick. The quick early miles forced Lel to slow and eventually drop out, paving the way for an easy win for Meb in a time of 62:38.
Drew Polley of the Hansons-Brooks Project was second in 65:36.
After the race, Keflezighi said he was pleased with his time given his recent injuries and the fact he has yet to reach 100 miles a week in training. He will compete in a number of shorter road races this summer before prepping for the New York City Marathon in November. Meb also expressed his thanks to the fans of San Diego who lined the course to cheer him on.
See my full post-race discussion with Meb here: