Keflezighi is first US man to win Boston Marathon in 30 years
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:33
REUTERS: Meb Keflezighi became the first US male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades on Monday, the first running of the race since last year’s fatal bombing attack.
Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but is now a US citizen, set an official time of two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.
Wilson Chebet of Kenya finished second and compatriot Frankline Chepkwony was third.
The last US man to stand atop the podium on Boston’s Boylston street was Greg Meyer, who won in 1983.