Keflezighi, who was born in Eritrea and came to the U.S. when he was 12, became a legendary distance runner at UCLA. And he has a bit of a habit of winning things that Americans have not won in many, many years.
“It can’t get any better,” Keflezighi said at the time.
On Monday, he ran the Boston Marathon for the third time but his first since 2010. He was unable to run last year, but was still in town to watch and was in a hotel on Copley Square when the bombs went off.
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