Keflezighi is one of the most decorated U.S. marathoners of all time and a sports legend in San Diego, California where he and his family live. A 1994 graduate of San Diego High School, Keflezighi attended Roosevelt Middle School.
At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he earned a silver medal, the first Olympic marathon medal for an American man since 1976. His emotional victory at the 2014 Boston Marathon helped inspire a city recovering from the previous year’s fatal bombing attack. At the 2016 Olympics, he is expected to become the oldest U.S. Olympic runner of all time. He's scheduled to race on the final day of competition - August 21.