Quantcast

American wins men's event at Boston Marathon - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

American wins men's event at Boston Marathon

Posted: Updated:
Meb Keflezighi, 38, wins men's event at Boston Marathon.  (Photo courtesy of Facebook) Meb Keflezighi, 38, wins men's event at Boston Marathon. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

Meb Keflezighi, 38, of the United States won the men's event at the 2014 Boston Marathon, the first American man to do so since 1983. His unofficial time is 2:08:37, according to the race's Facebook page.

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, 33, won her second straight Boston Marathon and set a new course record in the women's division with a time of 2:18:57, according to the event's official Twitter account.

At last year's race, bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Some of the survivors are participating in today's event.

Section is sponsored by:
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Shreveport golfers shine again at Junior PGA Championship

    Shreveport golfers shine again at Junior PGA Championship

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:55:56 GMT
    The Junior PGA Championship continuing Wednesday in Bryan, Texas with Shreveport well represented on the leaderboard once again. 
    The Junior PGA Championship continuing Wednesday in Bryan, Texas with Shreveport well represented on the leaderboard once again. 
  • Ready for some football; NSU Victory Tour stops by Shreveport

    Ready for some football; NSU Victory Tour stops by Shreveport

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:09:37 GMT
    Northwestern State's Victory Tour made it's way to Superior Steakhouse in Shreveport Wednesday and football was in the air.
    Northwestern State's Victory Tour made it's way to Superior Steakhouse in Shreveport Wednesday and football was in the air.
  • Athlete of the Week: Kaden Amidon

    Athlete of the Week: Kaden Amidon

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:51:26 GMT
    While a day in the pool may be relaxing for some, it has a whole different meaning for Athlete of the Week Kaden Amidon. 
    While a day in the pool may be relaxing for some, it has a whole different meaning for Athlete of the Week Kaden Amidon. 
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File