Meb Keflezighi, first American since 1983 to win Boston Marathon

22 Apr 2014 03:45
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2014 Elite men
Credit : John Hoey

One year after the infamous bombing that killed 3 people and injured 260, Meb Keflezighi was the first American male runner to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.

Meb Keflezighi, nearly 39 years old, won the 118th Boston Marathon in 2:08:37.

In the women race, Rita Jeptoo from Kenya, defending champion finished the race in 2:18:57, winning for the third time and establishing a new course record.

A tribute and a great popular success

One year after the tragedy, 36,000 runners took part in the race, 9,000 runners more than usual.
Before the race start, a moment of silence was held at 8:45 a.m. to honor last year’s victims.

A huge crown, estimated at over one million people gathered along the route to cheer the participants. This is twice the usual number.

Top Finishers of the 2014 Boston Marathon


Place Name Official Time Country
1 Keflezighi, Meb 02:08:37 USA, CA
2 Chebet, Wilson 02:08:48 KEN
3 Chepkwony, Frankline 02:08:50 KEN
4 Shafar, Vitaliy 02:09:37 UKR
5 Geneti, Markos 02:09:50 ETH


Place Name Official Time Country
1 Jeptoo, Rita 02:18:57 KEN
2 Deba, Buzunesh 02:19:59 ETH
3 Dibaba, Mare 02:20:35 ETH
4 Sumgong, Jemima Jelagat 02:20:41 KEN
5 Melkamu, Meselech 02:21:28 ETH

Wheelchairs Men

Place Name Official Time Country
1 Van Dyk, Ernst F. 01:20:36 RSA
2 Hokinoue, Kota 01:21:14 JPN
3 Soejima, Masazumi 01:21:14 JPN
4 Hug, Marcel E. 01:24:39 SUI
5 Madera, Jordi 01:24:42 ESP

Wheelchairs Women

Place Name Official Time Country
1 McFadden, Tatyana 01:35:06 USA, IL
2 Tsuchida, Wakako 01:37:24 JPN
3 Scaroni, Susannah 01:38:33 USA, IL
4 Schar, Manuela 01:39:39 SUI
5 Woods, Shelly 01:41:42 GBR

The complete results for the race can be found on the official website.