38 Year Old Meb Keflezighi Wins 118th Boston Marathon, First American Since 1983 To Win

38 Year Old Meb Keflezighi Wins 118th Boston Marathon, First American Since 1983 To Win

 

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┬ásince Greg A. Meyer in 2:09:00 in 1983, four years before Keflezighi immigrated to the U.S.

 

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via USA Today

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