Meb Keflezighi, as old as the furniture in American distance running, just won the 2014 Boston Marathon. The 38-year-old outran one of the best fields ever assembled, becoming the first American man to win since 1983.
American Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon men’s title on a day that was marked by remembrances of the bombings one year ago.
He held off Wilson Chebet of Kenya at the finish to win in a time of 2:08.37.
Keflezighi, who will turn 39 next month, was cheered by massive crowds from Hopkinton to Boylston Street wearing a red and white top and blue shorts. He’s the first American man to win in Boston since Greg A. Meyer in 2:09:00 in 1983, four years before Keflezighi immigrated to the U.S.
via USA Today