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15 reasons why Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi is amazing

Born in Eritrea, Keflezighi and his family emigrated to San Diego in 1987. Keflezighi is pictured hugging his mother after winning the 40th mens ING New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009 in New York City.

15 reasons why Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi is amazing

Yahoo SportsApril 21, 2014

On an emotional day in Boston, it seems only fitting that the long shot American hopeful would cross the finish line first. Meb Keflezighi, an Eritrea-born American, won the 2014 Boston Marathon. Keflezighi is more than just a runner, he has a unique story that makes him the perfect winner for this meaningful marathon. Take a look at 15 reasons why Keflezighi is amazing.