Marathon men's winner has names of victims on bib

Marathon men's winner has names of victims on bib

Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Meb Keflezighi of the United States reacts as he prepares to cross the finish line to win the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 2:25 PM

BOSTON (AP) — The winner of the Boston Marathon men's race had the names of last year's victims written in marker on the corners of his race bib.

Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win the men's race since 1983, wore his official runner's bib with the names of the three people killed in last year's marathon and the name of a police officer from MIT who was allegedly killed by the bombing suspect days later.

Keflezighi, a former New York City marathon winner and Olympic medalist, says he hoped to have his picture taken with the victims' families after his win Monday, but they weren't immediately available.

The victims were 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi. MIT Officer Sean Collier was shot three days after the marathon.

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