118th Boston Marathon - USA Meb Keflezighi won Men¡¯s Champion

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Posted by CNASA on April 24, 2014 at 13:14:53:

118th Boston Marathon
USA Meb Keflezighi won Men¡¯s Champion

Boston Marathon¡ªBoston Athletic Association--BAA organized and John Hancock Financial Services principle sponsored since 1897, is a worldwide oldest road major racing. This year, more than 35,660 official participants over 60,000 runners from over 70 countries will run the 118th. Awards are towards to top 15 women and men finishers with 1st place $150,000, top 5 masters 1st $10,000 and top 10 wheelchair 1st $15,000. The total prize is $805,500 with additional olive wreath, medal and champions trophies. In addition, the race brings 175.8 million for Boston economy.

Race start: 8:45am Moment of Silence at Hopkinton Start Line, 8:50am Molility impaired, 9:17am Push-rim wheelchair, 9:22am Handcycle, 9:32am Elite Women¡¯s, 9:48am US National Anthem, 9:51am National Guard Flover, 10am Elite Men¡¯s and wave 1, 10:25am Wave 2, 10:41am Men¡¯s push Rim Wheelchair-prw, 10:55am woman¡¯s prw, 11am Wave 3, 11:25am Wave 4, 11:56am Women¡¯s Open Division expected finish time, 12:08pm Men¡¯s Open Division expected finish time.

26.2 miles course starts Hopkinton, via Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley (way of 1/2), then, Newton (Heartbreak), Brookline, to Boylston St Copley Sq Finish Line.

Thousands of eyes and feet have been earlier touching on the finish line this year, accompanied by first annual memorial activities: 3-20 for survivor dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 4-1 interview with Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, 4-8 runner sneakers exhibit near last year blast site, 4-14 pay tribute to fallen Boston firefighters, 4-15 vice president and city mayors¡¯ annual memorial for Martin W. Richard, Krystle M. Campbell, Lingzi Lu in Copley Sq finish line, and 4-18 MIT-strong memorial for police officer Sean A. Collier.

April 21 2014 Patriots Day, here 9:32am, is cool confortable weather for the runners with high 52¡¯f low 47¡¯f little windy and sunshine.

Around 1045am: Ernst Van Dyk BibW2, 41 years old of RSA, Men¡¯s push rim wheelchair, first ran over the finish line with 1:20:36. This is his 10th time won this race title.

First place Woman¡¯s push rim wheelchair is w101Bib Tatyana Macfadden, 25yrs from Champaign IL USA, her record is 1:35:06.

Just around 11:50am, Women¡¯s first flush the finish line is Rita Jeptoo Bi F1, 33yrs of Eldoret Kenya, she finish at 2:18:57 and break the record. Buzunesh Deba 26yrs from Eth is second at 2:19:59, her teammate Mare Dibaba 24yrs followed 3rd at 2:20:35. Leading first halfway US Shalane Flanagan 32yrs from Portland OR USA finished 7th of 2;22:02.

At around 12:08pm: Men¡¯s Meb Keflezighi Bib19 38yrs from San Diego CA USA, first ran into the finish line with 2:08:37. Meb becomes American 1st man who won the race since 1983, a year after bombs killed three people at 2013 Boston Marathon.

2nd place: 2:08:48, Wilson Cheber Bib7 28yrs from Kenya; 3rd place: 2:08:50 Bib11 frankline Chepwony, 29yrs, from Kenya.

All winners are grateful for they having been making Marathon strong and Boston strong and their dream are coming true.

At 2pm, waves of runner were continually stepping on the Boylston street, crowd were cheering, and all media, police, medical support and volunteers were working in a team to achieve the amazing event successful.

View life photos of Marathon winners on line at www.cnasa.org

Next events will be:
2015 April 20 Monday: 119thand
2016 April 18 Monday 120th