Meb Keflezighi, Rita Jeptoo Among 118th Boston Marathon Winners

meb marathonThe 118th running of the Boston Marathon was a momentous occasion for the city, but it also was an important day for the world-class runners trying to win one of the most revered races.

Meb Keflezighi won the Elite Men’s division, becoming the first American to claim the Boston Marathon since 1983.

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya claimed the women’s title for the second year in a row. She also won it in 2006.

Another notable finisher was Shalane Flanagan, a Marblehead, Mass., native who came in seventh after leading for more than half the race.

Here is the full list of Boston Marathon winners and their official times:

Elite Men’s division: Meb Keflezighi (2:08:37)

Elite Women’s division: Rita Jeptoo (2:18:57)

Men’s Wheelchair division: Ernst Van Dyk (1:20:36)

Women’s Wheelchair division: Tatyana McFadden (1:35:06)

Men’s Handcycle division: Samuel Spencer (1:18:34)

Women’s Handcycle division: Jessica A. Kensky (2:14:13)

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