April 17, 2015, marathon runner Meb Keflezighi talks with reporters about Monday's 119th Boston Marathon during a news conference in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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Meb Keflezighi helped the running world reclaim the Boston Marathon with a sensational American victory the year after the deadly 2013 bombings.Keflezighi says he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month's Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November.A U.S. citizen, he was a high school standout who went on to break records at UCLA and win four NCAA titles before turning pro in 1998 .He made his first U.S. Olympic team in 2000, competing in the 10,000 meters in Sydney. The following year, he set a U.S. record of 27:13.98 in the 10K, and in 2002, he made his marathon debut in New York.At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he took silver, becoming the first American man in 28 years to medal in the marathon.He won New York in 2009 -- the first U.S. champion there in 27 years. Keflezighi intends to run his final Boston and New York marathons with all the strength and speed he can muster.
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