By Nate Boroyan,
ON Monday, Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Though his 2014 Boston Marathon performance marked one of the great American sports moments in recent memory, his triumph was celebrated some 6,500 miles away, in Keflezighi’s native Eritrea, a small African country on the border of Ethiopia.
“As an Eritrean, I am absolutely thrilled and delighted Meb has been able to repay his adopted Nation with a sporting triumph. This is even more so given the tragic incident of 2013,” Daniel Kidane, assistant editor of TesfaNews, said in an email. “My heart-felt congratulations to Meb and the people of Boston.” Continue reading Eritrea-Based Journalist on Meb Keflezighi’s Marathon Win: ‘Absolutely Thrilled and Delighted’