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.

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The 2014 Boston Marathon winners:

Men's RaceMeb Keflezighi (2:08:28)

Women's RaceRita Jeptoo (2:18:57)

Men's Wheelchair DivisionErnst van Dyk (1:20:36)

Women's Wheelchair DivisionTatyana McFadden (1:35:06)

Men's HandcycleSamuel Spencer (1:18:34)

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A Man Proposed To His Girlfriend On The Finish Line Of The Boston Marathon

Finish line proposal! She said yes! #wbz #bostonmarathon

Paula Ebben@PaulaEbbenWBZ

Finish line proposal! She said yes! #wbz #bostonmarathon

12:47 PM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The crowd at Fenway Park celebrates as Meb Keflezighi is announced on a scoreboard.

Fenway breaks into "USA!" chant & standing ovation as scoreboard shows the men's marathon winner. @universalhub

Maya Jonas-Silver@mayajonassilver

Fenway breaks into "USA!" chant & standing ovation as scoreboard shows the men's marathon winner. @universalhub

12:29 PM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Standing O at #Fenway for @runmeb as the #BostonMarathon results posted to scoreboard #USA

Bill Driscoll Jr.@BDriscollJr

Standing O at #Fenway for @runmeb as the #BostonMarathon results posted to scoreboard #USA

12:33 PM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Meb Keflezighi, 38, from San Diego, and Rita Jeptoo, 33, of Kenya, are the Elite Men's and Elite Women's division winners of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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Keflezighi is the first American man to win the marathon since 1983, and the first American since 1985.

Meb becomes the first American man to win the #BostonMarathon since 1983. #GoMebGo

Boston2024@Boston2024

Meb becomes the first American man to win the #BostonMarathon since 1983. #GoMebGo

12:10 PM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Jeptoo is now the seventh three-time winner of the Boston Marathon.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya has won the #BostonMarathon again with a new course record of 2:18:57

Joanna S. Kao@joannaskao

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya has won the #BostonMarathon again with a new course record of 2:18:57

11:51 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many spectators are heading toward Boylston Street as Rita Jeptoo and Mare Dibiba, leading the Elite Men's and Women's divisions, respectively, close in on the the finish line.

Jaeyoung Byun@TheCitizensEye

Many walking towards the marathon finish line @bostoncommons #BostonMarathon

11:32 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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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Many spectators are heading toward Boylston Street as Rita Jeptoo and Mare Dibiba, leading the Elite Men's and Women's divisions, respectively, close in on the the finish line.

Jaeyoung Byun@TheCitizensEye

Many walking towards the marathon finish line @bostoncommons #BostonMarathon

11:32 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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“@MassStatePolice: The flyover as the #BostonMarathon is about to begin. ”

NE-NY-NJ Wx and News@NEnglandWx

“@MassStatePolice: The flyover as the #BostonMarathon is about to begin. ”

10:13 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Along with more than 100 cameras installed along the marathon route, acting as "observation points," according to the Boston Athletic Association.

Poison nothin but a good time is blaring at the start line #BostonMarathon #wbz

Joe Giza@JoeGiza

Poison nothin but a good time is blaring at the start line #BostonMarathon #wbz

10:01 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Marathon finish line two hours before the first runners will cross. #bostonmarathon

Mike Hayes@michaelhayes

Marathon finish line two hours before the first runners will cross. #bostonmarathon

10:26 AM - 21 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite