San Diego High School alumnus Meb Keflezighi today became the first American man since 1982 to win the prestigious New York City, continuing a dominating year of distance running.
Keflezighi set a personal best in his second straight marathon,
completing 26.2 miles in 2:09:15, six seconds faster than the time he recorded in London earlier this year.
Up until 2009, the 34-year-old fixture on the long distance circuit
battled injuries and poor performances. He suffered a hip fracture in 2007 and failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a comedown for a silver medal Olympian marathoner.
He twice in recent years didn't finish in London and in 2006 came...