American Wins Boston Marathon

Posted: April 22, 2014 by kirisyko in Marathon, News, SykOtic
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American Wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.

Running just two weeks before his 39th birthday, he had the names of the 2013 bombing victims on his bib.

“At the end, I just kept thinking, ‘Boston Strong. Boston Strong,'” he said. “I was thinking give everything you have. If you get beat, that’s it.”

Keflezighi completed the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay on Monday in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. He held off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet, who finished 11 seconds behind.

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