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Meb Keflezighi is the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in three decades


In a fitting finish to the first Boston Marathon since last year's tragic bombing, Meb Keflezighi on Monday won the event, becoming the first American male runner to do so since 1983. The 38-year-old finished with an unofficial time of 2:08:37, which would be the second-fastest time ever by an American male.

Here's Keflezighi approaching the finish line to raucous applause:

On the women's side, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo placed first with a time of 2:28:57. Jeptoo won last year's race as well.