Meb Keflezighi becomes first American man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

Brendan Maloy
Monday April 21st, 2014

Meb Meb Keflezighi won the silver medal at the Athens Olympics. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

American Meb Keflezighi has become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer in 1983.

Keflezighi won the race with a personal best time of 2:08:36, one year after the race was marred by a terrorist attack which killed three people.

The 38-year old Olympic silver medalist is also the oldest man to win the event since 1930, when 40-year old Clarence deMar took first place.

Keflezighi finished 11 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Wilson Chebet of Kenya.

The women's race was won for a second consecutive year by Rita Jeptoo with a course record time of  2:18:57.

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