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Topic - Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Meb Keflezighi will be a true champion of the people in his hometown Sunday.
The strip worn by California Chrome during his six-race winning streak is thought to improve airflow through his nostrils. That will come in handy during the Belmont's grueling 1½ miles on June 7.
California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic racing rule - by a nose.
Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi is scheduled to run as a pacesetter in the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon on June 1.
The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports.
Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage.
A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
Ever since the bombs exploded at the marathon finish line last year there has been a nationwide rally of support for the city and its signature sporting event, and a call to return to the streets to reclaim the freedom that was threatened by the attacks. But the prospect of an American running down Boylston Street to break the tape this Patriots' Day was seen as the ultimate expression of resilience.
President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon.
Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
The winner of the Boston Marathon men's race had the names of last year's victims written in marker on the corners of his race bib.
One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Keflezighi added Boston to a resume that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.
With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people crossed the starting line Monday at the Boston Marathon in a powerful show of defiance a year after the deadly bombing.
A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
Meb Keflezighi remembered to wear his nasal strip this time, then made some history at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.
Keflezighi said winning Boston "was special like no other. There was so much meaning to it."
"The beauty of our sport is you get to line up with the best in the world, share the same roads, and sometimes, like Boston, I was fortunate enough to lead the way and help 36,000 people come across in first place."