American Meb Keflezighi wins NYC Marathon

NEW YORK - (AP) - Meb Keflezighi has become the first American man to win the New York City Marathon since 1982.

Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, earned his first major marathon title Sunday. Born in Eritrea, the 34-year-old became a U.S. citizen in 1998.

Derartu Tulu, of Ethiopia, was the women's winner, with 41-year-old Russian Ludmila Petrova the runner-up for the second straight year.

The 37-year-old Tulu won Olympic gold medals on the track in the 10,000 meters in 1992 and 2000. She hadn't won a major marathon since 2001 in London.

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