Mayor Awards Key to the City of San Diego to Mebrahtom "Meb" Keflezighi

Faulconer, Alvarez Honor San Diegan, Olympic Medalist & Boston Marathon Champion

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego, CA – On the very grounds where Meb Keflezighi started his running career at San Diego High School, this morning Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer awarded the 2014 Boston Marathon champion with a key to the City of San Diego.

Eritrean-born Mebrahtom “Meb” Keflezighi attended both Roosevelt Middle School and San Diego High School. During the same year he graduated from college, Meb became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Over the years, Meb has won many awards as a long distance runner including, four NCAA championships, three national cross-country running championships and three USA Cross Country Championships. In addition to these wins, Meb fished second in the 2004 Summer Olympics Men’s Marathon, won the 2009 New York City Marathon and finished fourth in the 2012 Summer Olympics Men’s Marathon. In April, Meb became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 and the first American since 1985.

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