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.
.@runmeb is the first American man to win the #BostonMarathon since 1983! Crosses in 2:08:36 (unofficial). What an incredible race.
— USATF (@usatf) April 21, 2014
1931 winner Jimmy Henigan had just turned 38. @runmeb about to turn 39. Clarence deMar won in 1930 at age 40
— Philip Hersh (@olyphil) April 21, 2014
2:18:57 for Jeptoo, not :47… Still nearly 2 minutes under course record — Philip Hersh (@olyphil) April 21, 2014