Meb Keflezighi became the first American in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon, while defending champion Rita Jeptoo took the women’s race with a course record, one year after a pair of homemade bombs killed three and injured 264 at the event’s finish line.
Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2 hours, eight minutes and 36 seconds, the first American male to win the race since 1983. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s race in a course-record 2:18:57.
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Wesley Korir won the 116th Boston Marathon with a late charge, while Sharon Cherop took the women’s race in a final sprint for a Kenyan sweep under severe heat that had officials urging runners to stay home.