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Boston Marathon one year later

By: John Butkus

American Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon, one year after the horrific bombings that left three runners dead at the finish line and at least 260 other injured runners. Keflezighi is the first American runner to win the marathon since 1985 and the first American man to win the race since 1983. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist. He ran the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 37 seconds on Monday. Keflezighi wore his official runner’s bib with the names of the three people killed in last year’s marathon as well as the name of a police officer from MIT who was allegedly killed by the bombing suspect several days later.

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