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

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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