Congratulations Meb Keflezighi! 2009 NYC Marathon Winner

Meb Keflezighi and Robert Cheruiyot


I’m really happy to see an American cross the line first in one of our premier races. I would rather it had been Boston, but I’ll take NYC.

To me, it’s not supposed to be this way. When I was growing up and learning about the event, the best marathoner in the world, Bill Rogers, lived 30 minutes away and was winning everything he entered.

He was followed in short order by Alberto Salazar, another dominant American distance runner.

And then? 25 years of crickets chirping.

Until today! What a great move to drop the great champion Robert Cheruiyot so decisively.

New York Marathon 2009


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