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Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

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

BOSTON (Reuters) – 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.

Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

Nearly 36,000 runners ready for first Boston Marathon since bomb attack

BOSTON/HOPKINTON (Reuters) – Nearly 36,000 athletes will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in the first running of the race since last year’s bombing, with top-ranked Kenyan and Ethiopian runners among the second-largest field in the race’s history.

Racers faced new security restrictions at the event, a reaction to the attack that killed three people and injured 264 when, authorities say, two ethnic Chechen brothers dropped homemade explosives in backpacks at the finish line.

Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 21, 2014

Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

BOSTON (Reuters) – Some 36,000 athletes will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday in the first running of the race since last year’s bombing attack, with top ranked Kenyan and Ethiopian runners among the second-largest field in the race’s history.

Racers faced new security restrictions at the event, a reaction to the attack that killed three people and injured 264 when, authorities say, two ethnic Chechen brothers dropped homemade explosives in backpacks at the finish line.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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