Boston Marathon Winner Wore Names Of Victims On Bib

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Meb Keflezighi

The first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 crossed the finish line in 2:08:37 while carrying a small tribute to the victims of last year’s bombing.

According to a report by the Associated Press, male winner Meb Keflezighi, 38, wore his official runner’s bib with the names of the three people killed in an attack at last year’s marathon as well as the name of a police officer from MIT who was allegedly killed by the bombing suspect several days later.

The victims of the bombing at last year’s Boston Marathon were 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi. MIT Officer Sean Collier was shot three days after the marathon.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, 33, won her second straight Boston Marathon in a course record time of 2:18:57 according to the event’s official Twitter account. —Sean McCoy

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.
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