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USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’

Since 2006, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded 130 naturalized citizens from more than 50 countries with the honor. Now, it’s Meb’s turn.

Olympic medalist and marathon legend Meb Keflezighi was recognized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” award in San Diego on May 10.

BY MONICA GARSKE | NBC 7

Olympian and marathon icon Meb Keflezighi has won many titles but on Wednesday, he was awarded an honor very close to his heart: “Outstanding American by Choice.”

At a naturalization ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens at Gompers Preparatory Academy in San Diego, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will recognize Keflezighi with the award, which recognizes the achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Continue reading USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’

Eritrea-Based Journalist on Meb Keflezighi’s Marathon Win: ‘Absolutely Thrilled and Delighted’

Eritrean – American Meb Kiflezghi made history after winning the 2014 Boston Marathon

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’