Date: April 21, 2014 01:57PM
Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, the first American to do so since 1983. Time to buy some Sketchers!
The bigger story was in the women's field. Shalane Flanagan set a torrid pace that at one point was 2min40sec under the course record. Sadly, she couldn't hang on (but did hang on for 7th place and a PB).
Congratulations to Rita Jeptoo for repeating a Boston win AND setting a course record. Deba Buzenesh also beat the course record for 2nd place. They should send Flanagan some flowers for setting such a record breaking pace early on.
Lanni Marchant, who broke a decades long Canadian Marathon record last year, came in the top 15, in 14th place. Way to go, Lanni!