BOSTON (CBS) – Meb Keflezighi of San Diego, California won the 2014 Boston Marathon Monday with an official time of 2:08:37.
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Keflezighi, 38, took sole control of the race in Wellesley and held the lead the rest of the way.
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He withstood a challenge down the stretch from Wilson Chebet of Kenya, who finished second, 11 seconds back, in 2:08:48.
“I was going to give it everything that I had for the people (of Boston) and I have the four victims on my bib number,” Keflezighi told WBZ-TV.
“When the Red Sox won (the World Series) and put the trophy right there (at the finish line), I said I want to win it as a runner for Boston.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports