Boston Marathon winner takes new job with local firm

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Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi celebrates after winning the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi was Tuesday named the vice president of running at the San Diego-based Competitor Group Inc., which stages footraces around the country.

meb celebratingThe San Diego High graduate ,who in April became the first American male to win in Boston in 31 years, will develop training content and help the company’s growth in the running industry. Keflezighi is the first to hold the position in the firm, which puts on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

“I look forward to working with CGI to help grow and expand the Rock `n’ Roll Series with their new running festival weekends,” Keflezighi said. “From developing training plans to collaborating for social media content and participating in the events, I am excited to share my love for our sport with so many runners around the world and help millions of runners run to win — which doesn’t always mean first place, it means getting the best out of yourself.”

He will continue competitive running and serving as an ambassador for his sponsors.

David Abeles, CEO of the Competitor Group, said Keflezighi has a “proven ability to inspire and motivate runners of all levels.”

Keflezighi and his wife, Yordanos, live in Mission Hills with their three daughters.

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