April 21, 2014
Editor’s note: You can find the LRC recap of Meb Keflezighi’s historic Boston win here.
Our partner Universal Sports broadcast the race and we present to you their video highlights from their coverage. Men’s race first, then women’s.
Universal also caught up with Meb immediately after the race. (Interview below). Meb had wanted to do something special after last year’s bombing. He said, “I visualized the race every day since it (the bombing) happened. I wanted to do it like the Red Sox did (win the trophy for Boston)… I wanted to do it for the runners…I am blessed that God gave me the opportunity to try and touch people’s lives and you know what, ‘We did it.’ It’s not just about me, but about the United States.”
Meb admitted that he was thinking over the last few miles, “I may have gone a little too early,” but he was inspired by the crowd and was going to fight for the finish.
Last month, Meb had told LRC 99.9% of his career was fulfilled. He’s now got the missing .1%. He said, “This solidifies my career. It was 99.9% fulfilled. The .1% was missing, but now it’s more than 100%… I feel blessed to have this opportunity to win the Boston title, not just for me, but for the people.”
Video with Meb below and race highlights.