Jared and Meb training for New York City MarathonYesterday afternoon I had a few minutes to chat with Meb Keflezighi, one of the best marathoners in the United States right now.

He ran for UCLA in the mid/late 1990s, and among his many accomplishments, Meb is a 3 time national cross country champion, he won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Marathon, and last year he was the first American to win the New York City Marathon since 1982.

We had some scheduling difficulties, but Meb was able to find a few minutes for us to chat and to teach me that I really need to test software out the first time that I use it. I’ve used this software to record phone interviews before but this was the first time I’d used it for video and I don’t plan on doing so again. The quality will be slightly better if you download the original file, which is formatted for the size of an iPod Touch. Thankfully, you can hear us just fine:

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The photos above are courtesy of the New York Road Runners and Catalyst PR. Pictured is Jared Fogle, who is training for his first marathon, and Meb Keflezighi, who won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and is offering a few pointers to Jared as they run along the late portions of the course in Central Park.

(Download This Video: MP4MP3 – Meb’s Website: RunMeb.com)