When Meb Keflezighi won the 118thBoston Marathon on April 21, he was able to cross off one of the two remaining items on his running bucket list.
Meb has long wanted a Boston win to complement his Olympic silver medal in 2004 and his New York City Marathon victory in 2009. The race captivated him because of its history and atmosphere. He loves the enthusiasm and knowledge of the crowds. The native of Eritrea, who came to the U.S. when he was 12 in 1987, also has a strong connection to the Eritrean community in Boston.
Now that he ran a PR of 2:08:37, a PR two weeks before turning 39, and outfoxed a field that included 14 runners with PRs better than his previous best, he has just one more item on his bucket list – breaking 4 minutes for the mile.