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Meb Keflezighi will take to L.A. streets for Olympic trials

Meb Keflezighi will take to L.A. streets for Olympic trials

Even for an athlete as accomplished as Meb Keflezighi is at 40, with a 2004 Athens Olympic marathon silver medal to his credit in addition to wins at New York in 2009 and Boston in 2014, there are some firsts to experience and new ground to cover.

Keflezighi, who emigrated from Eritrea to the United States via Italy when he was a child, is the fastest qualifier for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials, which will be held Feb. 13 in and just south of downtown Los Angeles. The top three men's and women's finishers in a field that's expected to top 400 will be nominated to the team for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.

Keflezighi graduated from UCLA in 1998, the same year he became...

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