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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.

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