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Meb Keflezighi of US wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi of US wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi won the men's race, giving Boston its long-hoped-for American champion a year after t
Meb Keflezighi of US wins Boston Marathon
Meb Keflezighi, of the United States, leads Josphat Boit, also from the United States, passed Wellesley College during the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Wellesley.
Photographer: The Associated Press

US CHAMP: Meb Keflezighi won the men's race, giving Boston its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.

No U.S. runner had won the race since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach took the women's title in 1985; the last American man to win was Greg Meyer in 1983.

The 38-year-old from San Diego looked over his shoulder several times over the final mile. After realizing he wouldn't be caught, he raised his sunglasses, began pumping his right fist and made the sign of the cross.

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