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“Training in your sleep” with Meb Keflezighi

By The Hub team, November 01, 2016

World-class marathoner, Meb Keflezighi (pronounced Kef-lez-ghee) brings a greater meaning to "going the distance." Originally from East Africa, Meb's family moved to America in order to leave their war torn country and to have a better life. Shortly after moving to the U.S. Meb found a passion for running when he clocked in a 5:20 mile time in the 7 th grade. He continued running throughout high school and college at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received his American citizenship after graduation. Meb's achievements did not come easily, but his determination and his faith led him to prevail. He is currently the only athlete to have won the New York City Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. Through Meb's story and these victories, he has secured not only his place in history, but also in the hearts and minds of millions.

Beyond his own athletic achievements, Meb maintains a commitment to helping others go the distance in their own lives and inspires individuals to achieve their own personal best. As a motivational speaker and author, he emphasizes that real victory lies in balancing a healthy, active life that emphasizes education, community and a strong moral fabric. Meb also recognizes the importance of sleep and to prove the performance-enhancing power it plays we're taking a closer look at the science behind the benefits, specifically how it affects cardio performance, mental preparation, diet and recovery. Watch the video below as we team up with Meb to take runners behind-the-scenes into his training routine and the role sleep plays in helping him to reach the finish line.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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