FWOb had a good-natured exchange with the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon champion about the chance of following the new training regimen of his 2012 US Olympic teammate Ryan Hall. Mr. Hall, 33, announced his retirement from running competitively in January 2016.
Ryan Hall was in the news recently as he revealed that post-retirement he has taken up weightlifting and has gained 40 pounds of muscle from working out. Ryan Hall posted a photo on Twitter April 21st of that then got Men's Fitness, Runner's World and the rest of the running community's social media talking about it.
So, we asked Meb Keflezighi: "You mentioned Ryan Hall today. He set off quite a sensation this weekend. Are we likely in the future to see a bulked-up Meb?"
His reply: "A bulked-up Meb? Uh, I don't think that's going to happen, to be honest. I love running. I think Ryan has the stature of tall and physique that could to be a great muscleman. But for me, as short as I am . . . I have the desire to be able to be bulked one day. But I'll be able to just enjoy [to] keep running for a long time. [ . . . ] Ryan's doing 12 miles a week; I will do 6 -7 miles a day [ . . . ].