Boston Marathon 2014 Winners
Meb Keflezighi, 38, of San Diego, crossed the finish line with a time of 2:08:37. He is the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won her second consecutive Boston Marathon with a course record time of 2:18:57. In total, she has now won three Boston Marathons. (Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan, who led the pack for much of the race, finished seventh in 2:22:02.)
Men’s Wheelchair Elite
Ernst van Dyk of South Africa finished with a time of 1:20:36 for his 10th Boston Marathon win.
Women’s Wheelchair Elite
Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. won for the second time in the row with a time of 1:35:06. (And it’s her 29th birthday!) McFadden ran the race wearing a shirt bearing the name of marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.
Men’s Handcycle Division
Samuel Spencer of New Jersey finished first with a time of 1:18:34.
Women’s Handcycle Division
Jessica Kensky from Massachusetts completed the race in 2:14:13. Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, suffered matching injuries in last year’s bombings. They crossed the finish line together for 2014.