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Meb Keflezighi wins NYC Marathon

Meb Keflezighi captured the New York Marathon on Sunday, became the first American in more than two decades to win the race.
Keflezighi clocked two hours, nine minutes and 15 seconds, so that Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya by 41 ticks.
Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia won the women from eight seconds to Ludmila Petrova, Russia, timing 2:28.52.
Paula Radcliffe, the last two New York City Marathon won fourth place.
Keflezighi was again on Sunday, wiped his tears after the marathon in New York - for his historic victory for his country, was able to by an injury that was feared to recover to end his career.
The 34-year-old Keflezighi was the first American since 1982, succeed in the marathon in New York, the latest twist in the story of a family that fled the war to win a new home.
Not "You can do better," said Keflezighi.
Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia, the female winner, capping a sensational return to your account on the day a record field of more than 44,000 was the 40th began Edition of the race. Twice defending champion Paula Radcliffe dropped to fourth place, tied behind his left knee tendinitis.
Keflezighi won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics, the first American to win a medal since 1976. Sunday's race showed how the United States now: With the doubling of the events like the national championship six Americans finished in the top 10 for the first time since '79.
Eleven years ago, Keflezighi has written a letter to Alberto Salazar to win, the last American man in New York. Salazar has with Nike, Keflezighi and told him that successful distance race in the United States to be, athletes need finance to enable them to train full time.
That same year, Keflezighi became a U.S. citizen. He was born in the African country of Eritrea, growing up in a shack without electricity. The soldiers surrounding his village looking for guys 12 years to draw the war.
When he was 10, his family moved to Italy, and two years later, came to the United States. Keflezighi ran in high school in San Diego and then play at UCLA.
"Without doubt, today the American people from Jersey," he said. "I definitely was with great honor and pride."
Tulu's victory came 17 years ago in the Barcelona Olympics where he won the 10,000 m, the first black African woman, a gold medal record. She won gold again in 2000, then won his title in the London Marathon early next year.
Tulu was struggling with his weight and strength after the birth of her second child three years ago. However, when he ran well in a half-marathon in Philadelphia, 20th September, 37, decides to New York.
Tulu is the oldest champion in 42 years, Priscilla Welch in 1987 and the first Ethiopian woman to win in New York.
On the significance of this victory, the question, Tulu, said he intends to compete in the Olympic Games in London in 2012, when she was 40th
"I hope that I bring another victory to my country," he said, "I hope you will put it on the same question.
It must also seek Ludmila Petrova for evidence that you can still succeed in this age to be. The 41-year-old Russian was the second place for the second year in a row, as Tulu mile outside of the end. Chris Daunay of France in third place.
Tulu won in 2 hours, 28 minutes, 52 seconds like winds to 14 mph with riders one days of the cold.
Radcliffe said he felt a point behind the left knee two weeks ago, when he finished his training for the marathon. I was hoping not to disturb the tendinitis on Sunday, but I began to feel pain in 11 miles.
He thought he still had a chance, if all were in the forefront, not the pace, but not keep pace when he finally left at mile 22nd
"What's really frustrating that I did not feel that tired," she said, but not my legs go faster. "
Radcliffe and Tulu are many duels in recent years in track and cross country. To keep Tulu, but never in a position to much time with the British in a marathon.
"I was disappointed to see it, falls back," said Tulu. "In fact, tried to encourage him to do in order to stay with us. Eventually it became clear that he is not capable of doing, and I'm really disappointed he could not run so well."
Keflezighi tore Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya at mile 23, win the four-time winner of the Boston Marathon by 41 seconds. His time of 2:09:15 was a personal best time.
Jaouad Gharib of Morocco in third place and Ryan Hall, who won the suit in New York two years ago, in fourth place. Defending champion Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil is not over yet.
Keflezighi limped to eighth place in the study two years ago and later he discovered a broken hip. The long day of rehabilitation followed, and not at 100 percent until the beginning of this year.
"Many people start writing with him, sort, say he is older and has too many injuries and all that said," Hall, neighbors and occasional training partner Keflezighi of Mammoth Lakes, California
Keflezighi made his marathon debut in New York in 2002, finished ninth. He finished second in 2004 and the third in 2005. After all that has happened in this city, what better place to win his first marathon victory important?
When he ran, where Shay stopped, crossed himself Keflezighi
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November 15, 2009 at 2:17 AM
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