Meb Keflezighi is goals. Meb is the man. Meb is a legend. All of these are true statements and you are not in the position to say otherwise about it. In 2013, the race was tarnished by the unfortunate terror attacks that occurred at the finish line and it shook a nation and the running community. 2014 holds a special place in our hearts at the Boston Marathon. It was a very emotional race, a year removed from one of the most tragic events in our country’s history.
At the start of the 2014 race, the race announcer shouted to runners “take back that finish line!” and it sent chills to those who were about to embark on their 26.2 mile journey into Beantown. What also sent chills down everyone’s watching is seeing an American being the first person to turn onto Boylston St. The last time an American man won the Boston Marathon was in 1983 when Greg Meyer won that years race. Meb Keflezighi ended the 31 year drought in 2014, winning the race in 2:08:37, while he was 39 years young! Not to mention it was a PR for him as well.