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  • Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in three decades

    Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades, an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year's fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race.

    Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea but is now a U.S. citizen, pulled ahead of a pack of elite African runners a little more than halfway into the race and held off a late challenge by Kenya's Wilson Chebet as the Boston crowd chanted "USA! USA!" His official time: two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.

    Among the women, Kenya's Rita Jeptoo notched her second consecutive win of the race, smashing a 12-year course record with a blistering official time of two hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds, reeling in American Shalane Flanagan, who had led the women for the first 20 miles of the 26.2-mile (42.2-km) race, setting a punishing pace.

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  • The 10 top finishers in the women's race and their official times:

    Rita Jeptoo, 33, of Kenya: 2:18:57
    Buzunesh Deba, 26, of Ethiopia: 2:19:59
    Mare Dibaba, 24, of Ethiopia: 2:20:35
    Jemima Jelagat Sumgong, 29, of Kenya: 2:20:41
    Meselech Melkamu, 29, of Ethiopia: 2:21:28
    Aleksandra Duliba, 26, of Belarus: 2:21:29
    Shalane Flanagan, 32, of Oregon: 2:22:02
    Sharon Cherop, 30, of Kenya: 2:23:00
    Philes Ongori, 27, of Kenya: 2:23:22
    Desiree Linden, 30, of Minnesota: 2:23:54

    Here are the men's top 10 finishers and their official times:

    1. Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, Calif., 2:08:37
    2. Wilson Chebet of Kenya, 2:08:48
    3. Frankline Chepkwony of Kenya, 2:08:50
    4. Vitaliy Shafar of Ukraine, 2:09:37
    5. Markos Geneti of Ethiopia, 2:09:50
    6. Joel Kimurer of Kenya, 2:11:03
    7. Nicholas Arciniaga of Flagstaff, Ariz., 2:11:47
    8. Jeffrey Eggleston of Boulder, Colo., 2:11:57
    9. Paul Lonyangata of Kenya, 2:12:34
    10. Adil Annani of Morocco, 2:12:43

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  • A year after twin bombings shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a look back at an event that altered the city forever. Editing by Canice Leung.

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