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Meb Keflezighi Won The Marathon While Wearing The Names Of The Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The names Martin, Krystle, Sean, and Lingzi were written on his bib as he ran today.

1. It turns out San Diego resident Meb Keflezighi’s marathon win today wasn’t just a victory for American runners, but also the city of Boston.

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2. The names “Martin,” “Krystle,” “Sean,” and “Lingzi” were written in the corners of his runner’s bib.

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3. The names stand for Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi and Martin Richard, who were killed in the bomb blasts that happened during last year’s race.

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4. And “Sean” refers to MIT Officer Sean Collier, who was killed days later during the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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5. “It was not about me,” Keflezighi told reporters of today’s huge win. “It was about Boston Strong.”

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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