Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Mebrahtom Keflezighi (USA) crosses the finish line for a fourth place finish with a time of 2:11:06 in the men's marathon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Marathon 2014: Meb Keflezighi becomes first American man to win since 1983


The top competitors in the 2014 Boston Marathon are crossing the finish line and we now have a winner in the men’s division. Mebrahtom Keflezighi of the United States was the first man to cross the finish line on Boylson Street in a time of 2:08:36, which set a new personal record.

He won the race  by 11 seconds over Kenyan Wilson Chebet.

Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.

“This is beyond running,” Kefelzighi told Universal Sports after his win.

Keflezighi, 38, was the oldest runner in this year’s elite field by three years.

Earlier in the day, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the women’s division, Ernst van Dyke won the men’s wheelchair division and Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair division.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the day for the latest results and great moments from the race, and check out our photo gallery from the 2014 Boston Marathon by clicking here.

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