Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/21/14
History has been made at the 2014 Boston Marathon. Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line with an official time of 2:08:37 on Monday to become the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. The last American to win the Boston Marathon before Keflezighi was Greg Meyer, who did it in 1983 with a time of 2:09:00. Keflezighi was born in Eritrea but moved to the United States when he was 12 years old and became a naturalized American citizen in 1998. In 2009, he became the first American to win the New York City Marathon in 27 years with a personal-best time of 2:09:08. The women’s race also featured an historic finish, as Kenyan Rita Jeptoo set a new course record by crossing the finish line in 2:18:57. It’s the second consecutive Boston Marathon victory for Jeptoo, who won last year in 2:26:25. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@YahooSportsFiled under: Boston Marathon, Darren Hartwell, Top Stories
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