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Marathon ends in poetic fashion

It’s almost a dream.

An American today won the Boston Marathon, one year after bomb blasts killed three people, injured dozens more and launched a manhunt for two young terrorists that resulted in the death of one of them and the arrest of the other.

How poetic is this ending?


The winner is Meb Keflezighi, who wanted to have his picture taken at the end of the race with survivors of those who died in last year’s horrific bombing. They weren’t available immediately after the race.

It almost goes without saying that this year’s Boston Marathon carries tremendous impact for Americans shaken by the events of April 15, 2013. Keflezighi is the first American to win the Boston race in decades. Greg Meyer won the men’s race in 1983; two years later, Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach won the women’s competition.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick promised a safe and secure marathon. Indeed, Boston, state and federal authorities made certain it wouldn’t be disrupted in such horrifying fashion yet again. They all deserve congratulations.

As for the winner, hats off to Meb Keflezighi. You’ve done your nation proud.