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  • Keflezighi's Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

    April 22, 2014

    The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports.The company signed Meb Keflezighi three years ago hoping he could help legitimize its foray into selling running shoes. While his historic victory Monday was significant enough to Skechers to get mentioned on its corporate earnings call, executives considered Keflezighi's endorsement a success long before he won Boston.

  • Obama congratulates US winner of Boston Marathon

    April 22, 2014

    OSO, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) on becoming the first American man in 31 years to win the Boston Marathon.The White House says Obama telephoned Keflezighi on Tuesday as Air Force One flew Obama to Washington state to survey damage from a massive mudslide last month that killed more than three dozen people.

  • From Marathon Meb to the 'beacon' of Beacon St

    April 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana McFadden was 6 and sickly when an American woman adopted her from a Russian orphanage.They are now U.S. citizens, and Boston Marathon champions.