Coach Dan April 21, 2014
On April 21, 2014, 38 year old Mebrahtom ‘Meb’ Keflezighi, a former New York City Marathon champion and 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist proved once again that the will to accomplish a given task can know no bounds. Meb became the oldest Boston marathon winner in 80 years and the first American to win it in three decades after vowing to do so after last year’s bombings.
Each corner of his race bib sported the names of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu — all murdered in the dual Boylston Street bombings last year — as was the name of Sean Collier, the MIT campus police officer gunned down days later in his cruiser. It was the thought of those four people that lead him to dedicate this year’s race in their honor.
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