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Jeff and Meb: The Tortoise and the Hare

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - One of San Diego's most famous athletes is training to defend his title at this year's Boston Marathon.

Meb Keflezighi grew up in San Diego and he's a father and a world class athlete and I'm not afraid to admit that I have a man crush on Meb.

Just like clockwork, Meb Keflezighi arrived right on time for our meeting, after already running 16 miles. And now he's ready to run with me. But is my endurance an issue? After all I'm trying to keep up with the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, The Boston Marathon and an Olympic medal.

I may not be able to run like Meb, but we do share common ground - we both wear our socks high and people are always messing up our last names.

Meb and I both went to high school here in the county and we are both married with daughters. And we both love siestas.

Meb says he has to take power naps because of his busy schedule and relies on his Epson Runsense Watch, which monitors Meb's heart rate.

If you'd like to learn more about Meb's approach to fitness, nutrition and life, he has a new book coming out titled "Meb for Mortals." CLICK HERE for more information.

Some of the footage used in this video story was shot using a GoPro camera.

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