Updated: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:29 | By Agence France-Presse

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi became the first American man since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, holding off Kenya's Wilson Chebet down the stretch for the triumph.


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi of the United States crosses the finish line in first place to win the 2014 B.A.A. Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts - by Jared Wickerham

The 38-year-old, whose other wins include the 2009 New York Marathon and 2012 US Olympic trials, won in an unofficial time of two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds, what would be a personal best and second-best US men's time ever at Boston.

Eritrea-born Keflezighi's previous best performance in Boston was third in 2006.

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