Meb Keflezighi Boston MarathonMeb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

By Seth Rubinroit

Meb Keflezighi made history in April, becoming the first U.S. man since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon. Yet at the age of 39, Keflezighi knows his days as an elite marathoner are numbered.

“I’m a realistic guy,” Keflezighi told, “but I’m running faster than than I ever have.”

Keflezighi plans to attempt to repeat at the 2015 Boston Marathon. He also hopes to race at the New York City Marathon before trying to make his fourth U.S. Olympic Team by running in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Los Angeles.

“There are three to five, maybe six marathons left in these legs,” Keflezighi said. “I want to make them count.”

In addition to winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, Keflezighi won the 2009 New York City Marathon and the 2004 Olympic marathon silver medal in his decorated career.

“No regrets for sure,” Keflezighi said. “I’ve been blessed. I’m completely satisfied more than I can think of.”