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Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins the New York City Marathon

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Historic Win. Ghebreslassie became the youngest to ever win the New York City Marathon.

By TesfaNews,

Ghirmay Ghebresiassie of Eritrea has won the New York City Marathon in the men’s field with a time of 2:07:51 to become the youngest NYC marathon winner in history at the age of 20.

Kenyan runner Lucas Rotich finished in second place with a time of 2:08:53 and American Abdi Abdirahman finished in third place with a time of 2:11:23. Continue reading Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins the New York City Marathon

Olympian Meb Feared Feds Eyed him after Mrathon Blast

Olympian Keflezighi says he felt Logan security was suspicious of him after marathon bomb

By Melanie Eversley,

Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi says he had some tense moments earlier this year in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

During a lunch in Central Park Friday, Keflezighi, 38, pointed out that initial reports after the blasts that killed three indicated one of the suspects might be a “dark-skinned male” and may or may not speak with an accent. Keflezighi is from Eritrea, in Africa, and speaks with an accent.

Keflezighi, who now lives in San Diego, widened his eyes as he stressed “African American with an accent” as if to say, “Look at me.” Continue reading Olympian Meb Feared Feds Eyed him after Mrathon Blast