Sony announces special edition 2 GB Meb Keflezighi W Series Walkman

Odds are most of us have no idea who Meb Keflezighi is. Meb Keflezighi is an American distance runner, and he participated in the Olympics in London this summer. His event was the marathon, and he came in fourth place. At the 2004 Athens Olympics he took the silver and while he didn't get a medal in London, he did beat his 2004 performance by 23 seconds. Sony is celebrating the distance runner by giving him his own special-edition Walkman W series MP3 player.

The special-edition player is a wireless digital music device that puts all the electronics on the earphones. The design of the W series has a headband that wraps around the back of the head for comfort. The W series is water resistant allowing it to withstand sweat during workouts and any weather you might run into while running your own marathon.

Each of the special-edition Meb W Series players will be preloaded with tips and techniques to help runners of all types reach their running goals. The special-edition headset has 2 GB of capacity, which is enough to store about 470 songs. The special version is also available in an exclusive orange color.

The player is good for 60 minutes of playback with only 3 minutes of charge time. When fully charged the device is good for up to eight hours of use. The special-edition player is available online, at Sony retail stores, and other authorized retailers around the nation for $69.99.