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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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1.

Kasuwell    

Congrats bro !!1

100 days ago
2.

FerrD    

Congratulations!!! Go America!!!!

100 days ago
3.

Scott    

First 'Male' Winner in 31 years. Lisa Rainsberger won the Boston Marathon in 1985.

100 days ago
4.

Mimi    

The race is still on… with the huge crowds registered to run, the start times are staggered. No, the late starters were never in contention to run, but they're officially racing. You can check the race out on line. A friend of mine took off at 11 am… she's going to be running for a couple hours yet. Go Debbie!

100 days ago
5.

manbearpig    

manbearpig won. manbearpig wins every year. these reports are erroneous.

100 days ago
6.

HRH Prince Michael    

Craigslist.com/NYC/Rant and Rave Section
"The House of David:
Bethel, Boston, The Brave, and The Bastards"

100 days ago
7.

nana    

Who cares where he was born.hes still American! Congrats

100 days ago
8.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Kenya fat americans catch me? Hahaha

100 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Awesome, take that muslims

100 days ago
10.

damienevil    

san diego native? tmz showing why they are tmz

100 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Congrats!!!

100 days ago
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@714Dre    

American? What state is Ethiopia in again, I'm confused

100 days ago
13.

LunarJunk    

Awesome news!

100 days ago
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@714Dre    

All of a sudden it's not "African American" but American. Ironically since he's born in Ethiopia this was the one chance to use African American and be 100% correct.

100 days ago
15.

Unbroken Chain    

He was born in Kenya and only became a citizen recently. Can't get excited. He may technically be American, but to me, you're from where you're born. When someone born in America wins, that will mean something

100 days ago
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