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Meb Keflezighi becomes first American male to win Boston Marathon since 1983, while Jeptoo retains women's title

Meb Keflezighi has become the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 – one year after bombings left three dead and 264 injured.Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo also successfully defended her women’s title, becoming the 7th 3-time winner of the race.Keflezighi crossed the finish line with a time of 2:08:37 , 11 seconds ahead of second place finisher Wilson Chebet of Kenya. The 38-year-old from San Diego looked over his shoulder several times over the final mile. After realizing he wouldn't be caught, he raised his sunglasses, began pumping his right fist and made the sign of the crossKeflezighi is a three-time Olympian who won the 2009 New York City Marathon and a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. His previous best finish at the Boston Marathon was third in 2006.The last American to win the Boston Marathon was Greg Meyer, who recorded a time of 2:09:00 in 1983.Keflezighi ran the race wearing an official runner's bib with the names of the three people killed in last year...

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