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Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades

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Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. reacts as he comes to the finish line at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. reacts as he comes to the finish line at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi of the United States celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi of the United States celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi of the United States celebrates after winning the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi of the United States celebrates after winning the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Spectators cheer on Boylston Street during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Spectators cheer on Boylston Street during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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Adam Hurst is assisted by Jim Grove (L) and David Meyer down Boylston Street during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Adam Hurst is assisted by Jim Grove (L) and David Meyer down Boylston Street during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi runs as fans cheer him on during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi runs as fans cheer him on during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi competes during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi competes during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Kenya's Rita Jeptoo reacts after winning the women's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo reacts after winning the women's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Athletes from the elite men field start during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Athletes from the elite men field start during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Elite runners including Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi race during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Elite runners including Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi race during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Andrew Lembcke (left) , Brandon Petrich (middle) and Bill Januszewski hang a Boston Strong banner before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Andrew Lembcke (left) , Brandon Petrich (middle) and Bill Januszewski hang a Boston Strong banner before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Elite runners Josphat Boit (left) and Meb Keflezighi (right) race during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Elite runners Josphat Boit (left) and Meb Keflezighi (right) race during the 2014 Boston Marathon. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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A Middlesex County Sheriff watches as runners pass by during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

A Middlesex County Sheriff watches as runners pass by during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston police officers part of the K-9 unit patrol Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston police officers part of the K-9 unit patrol Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Athletes make their way past security before the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Athletes make their way past security before the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston police officer from the special operations unit patrols Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston police officer from the special operations unit patrols Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston police officer from the K-9 unit patrols Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; A Boston police officer from the K-9 unit patrols Boylston Street near the finish line before the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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