LAHAINA, Hawaii, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the only person in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon and an Olympic medal, Meb Keflezighi is already a distance-running legend. But that hasn't stopped the Maui Jim® Ambassador from pushing himself to stay at the front of the pack.
At 41 years old, "Marathon Meb" Keflezighi is still one of the very best distance runners in the world, as evidenced by his stunning 2014 Boston Marathon win (the first American to win the race in 31 years). So what's his secret? A strict training regimen, including nine-day cycles incorporating both tempo runs and long runs, certainly helps. Training at altitude is also key, as are other more all-around fitness activities, like trail running and elliptical training.
Outside his rigorous physical preparation, Meb also uses only the most advanced equipment to bring out his best. Besides mainstay items like compression socks and moisture-wicking clothes, Keflezighi relies on some of the best eyewear in the world, high-tech, lightweight Maui Jim Sunglasses, to keep his eyes protected. A goal of any distance runner is to avoid distractions, but squinting due to glare or wind can cause loss of focus, sapping precious energy in the process. With their patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology, and some of the industry's lightest frame and lens materials, Maui Jim Sunglasses completely eliminate glare and block 100% of harmful UV rays while offering unmatched comfort and fit.
"I fell in love with Maui Jim Sunglasses the first time I tested them," said Keflezighi. "I found them to be perfect for long-distance running. They are so comfortable and lightweight, I forget they're on my face. More importantly, I have to do everything I can to eliminate mental distractions during long runs. Maui Jim's lenses cut UV rays and glare so my eyes stay relaxed, and I can focus all my energy on running."
Currently, Keflezighi's preferred Maui Jim sunglass is the Sandhill model. These ultralight, rimless sunglasses utilize beta-titanium frames and Maui Jim's MauiPure™ lenses, which offer superior clarity and color enhancement at only one-third the weight of standard glass. Retailing for $329.00, Sandhill is available in a variety of frame and lens color options.
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