1st Since 1985: American Wins Boston Marathon
Meb Keflezighi breaks men's dry spell
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2014 11:12 AM CDT
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya breaks the tape to win the women's division of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Kenya's Rita Jeptoo successfully defended her Boston Marathon women's title this morning, becoming the seventh three-time winner and setting a new course record in the process. She crossed the finish line at the 118th marathon with a time of 2:18:57, reports the AP. Meanwhile, 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi claimed the men's title for the Americans for the first time since 1983, finishing in 2:08:37. (A female American last won the race in 1985.) Click for more on today's marathon.

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Apr 21, 2014 6:51 PM CDT
Okay, so we're all hyping this White American woman leading up to the race. No one is talking about ANY American male (let alone an African turned American). The White woman comes in 8th for women. An African turned American male comes in first overall... and so now we hype him like we were behind him all along. Boy are we f---ed up!
Apr 21, 2014 5:39 PM CDT
Go figure...
Darryn James
Apr 21, 2014 5:03 PM CDT
lol, an american, my ass.