Boston Marathon winner arrives home in SD

Meb Keflezighi was welcomed by his wife, children

SAN DIEGO - Meb Keflezighi was all smiles as he returned home to San Diego Sunday night to his wife and three young children as they greeted him at the airport.  

He gave all his daughters a hug, but saved his best hug for last as he embraced his wife, Yordanos.

Two weeks ago, Keflezighi, a graduate of San Diego High School, became the first American male in 23 years to win the Boston Marathon.

“My wife has been telling me, ‘I have a good feeling, I have a good feeling, I have a good feeling for a long time,’ that feeling she gets, it’s just a magical moment,” Keflezighi told 10News Sunday.

Keflezighi said his victory was for all Americans.

“I had been thinking about it for 365 days ever since (the bombing),” Keflezighi added.  “What can I do?  Especially when the Boston Red Sox won, I want to do that for the runners.”

“It’s all about the sacrifices, the commitment, the perseverance that you want to do the best you can do every day and to pull it off in Boston on Marathon Monday, Patriot's Day is satisfying and beyond my dreams.”

Keflezighi said that in the short term, he wants to enjoy the time he has with his wife and girls.
“Take my girls to school, then take my wife and my youngest one for a run at the beach and maybe have a little breakfast,” he added with a smile.

Keflezighi plans to take part in the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on June 1. After that, his sights are set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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