Boston champ invited to state dinner after African leaders summit.
Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and his wife, Yordanos Asgedom, had dinner at the White House Tuesday night at the invitation of President Barack Obama. They were two of roughly 400 guests at a state dinner that followed a meeting of African leaders and American businesses.
“It was a great night,” Keflezighi told Runner’s World Newswire. Keflezighi said when he entered the room, Obama quipped, “Here comes the fast guy.”
Keflezighi and Asgedom sat at the president’s table, with about 20 other guests. Also at the table was former President Jimmy Carter, who ran on the U.S. Naval Academy’s cross country team. Keflezighi said Obama and Carter asked him to describe a typical training week, and that Carter, now 89 years old, asked about cross training. (Keflezighi mentioned ElliptiGO, one of his sponsors.)
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