Memorable Monday: Boston Strong!

Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line of the Boston Martathon as the “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street, where thousands gathered to see the end of the race.

The Eritrean born Meb Keflezighi, who became an American citizen, was the first American man to win in Boston since 1983. A former New York City Marathon champion, Keflezighi was a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics. He embraced his determination to win by wearing the names of the 2013 bombing victims on his racing bib.

As he got closer to the finish line, Meb said, “… I just kept thinking, ‘Boston Strong. Boston Strong.’ I was thinking give everything you have.”

Later, Keflezighi expressed words that many in our nation have thought during this year of recovery and resilience.

“I’m blessed to be an American and God bless America and God Bless Boston for this special day.”

Boston Strong. A blessing, indeed!


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