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Boston Marathon

American Wins!

First Time In 31 Years

4/21/2014 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Boston Marathon Winner
Not just Boston strong ... but AMERICAN strong ... a San Diego native just destroyed the competition at the Boston Marathon -- becoming the first man from the U.S. of A. to win the race since 1983.

Meb Keflezighi, 38, crossed the finish line with an unofficial time of 2:08:37.  In 2009, Keflezighi won the New York City Marathon ... and became the first American to win that since 1982.

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo snagged the win in the women's division with a time of 2:18:57 -- a course record. It's her 2nd straight win.

More than 36,000 runners took part in the Boston race this year -- 9,000 more than last year, when bomb explosions killed 3 people and injured more than 260.
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16.

Mr. Mystery    

Whew.
ANOTHER, poser "American" Kenyan "wins"?

99 days ago
17.

phil    

congrats to America, but seriously is he 38? Dude looks like hes in his 60s...

99 days ago
18.

levi    

A Kenyan American blood line President AND a Kenyan American B. M. winner ? Kenya in the house !!! I bet the Tea Party people are rolling over lol.

98 days ago
19.

Vote2012    

He looks like Obama

98 days ago
20.

NameNotImportat    

If Obama had an uncle that looked like he was on his death bed...

98 days ago
21.

raquel westover    

I am so proud to be an american. Go Boston!!

98 days ago
22.

Abbas Baker    

He was born in Kenya! I want to see his birth certificate! (where's Donald Trump when you need him?)

98 days ago
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