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Olympic Marathon Runner Meb Keflezighi Plays off Finish-Line Fall with Pushups

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 21, 2016
NBC Olympics @NBCOlympics

Meb Keflezighi slipped as he was crossing the men's marathon finish line and played it off with PUSH-UPS! https://t.co/7GXwohRncf

Meb Keflezighi is the oldest American Olympic marathon runner ever, but he's still going strong.

It's probably because of those body-weight workouts.

After falling as he crossed the finish line Sunday, the 41-year-old kept it lighthearted and knocked out a few pushups.

Here are a couple of shots of the stumble-turned-pump session:

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Mebrahtom Keflezighi of the United States slips as he crosses the finish line during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Bud
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Mebrahtom Keflezighi of the United States slips as he crosses the finish line during the Men's Marathon on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Sambodromo on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Bud
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Keflezighi finished 33rd in a field of 155 participants with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 46 seconds. 

[NBC]

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