An American Has Won The Boston Marathon For The First Time Since 1985

Meb Keflezighi, a 38-year-old from San Diego, has won the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:28.

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, celebrates as he crosses the finish line, becoming the winner of the 118th Boston Marathon. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The 2014 Boston Marathon winners:


Men’s Race
Meb Keflezighi (2:08:28)

Women’s Race
Rita Jeptoo (2:18:57)

Men’s Wheelchair Division
Ernst van Dyk (1:20:36)

Women’s Wheelchair Division
Tatyana McFadden (1:35:06)

Men’s Handcycle
Samuel Spencer (1:18:34)

Updates

American runner Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:50.

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Rita Jeptoo has set a Boston Marathon record with a time of 2:18:57, the eighth fastest marathon time ever.

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Ernst van Dyk, South African six-time Paralympian, has won the men’s wheelchair race for the 10th year in a row.

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Tatyana McFadden, a three-time Paralympian, has won the wheelchair race for the women.

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The last wave of runners have started the race. There are many runners who were unable to finish last year that are running in the last group.

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If Rita Jeptoo continues her current pace, she could set a Boston Marathon record, finishing the marathon in under two and a half hours.

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This year’s marathon features a considerably higher police presence.

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