American Meb Keflezighi wins 2014 Boston Marathon

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Relive the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

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12:10 p.m.: Meb Keflezighi makes history, becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 after holding off a late charge from Wilson Chebet. Keflezighi fist-pumped through the final meters before reaching the finish and bursting into tears.

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Meb Keflezighi moments after becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since ‘83. (Getty Images)

11:55 a.m.: Rita Jeptoo repeats with a course record time of 2:18:57. It's her third career Boston Marathon title, also winning in 2006. Shalane Flanagan, who lead for the first half of the race, finished seventh with a personal best time.

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Kenya's Rita Jeptoo rejoices after winning the Boston Marathon. (Getty Images)

11:35 a.m.: Meb Keflezighi holds a commanding lead, up 15 seconds on Josphat Boit and a minute on the rest of the field at the 18-mile mark of the men's race. Rita Jeptoo, last year's champion, now has the lead on the women's side with about five miles remaining.

11:25 a.m.: Flanagan has faded to sixth at the 20-mile mark, with Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba taking the lead.

11:00 a.m.: The women hit the halfway point a few minutes back with Shalane Flanagan still ahead, and still rolling at a record pace.

Meanwhile, the women's wheelchair race is complete, with American Tatyana McFadden taking the title for the second straight year.

10:40 a.m.: Our first winner! Ernst Van Dyk wins his 10th title in the wheelchair competition.

10:30 a.m.: Flanagan continues to lead the elite women, and her pace is currently a full minute ahead of the course record. Through five miles on the men's side a group of three is in the lead, including American Ryan Hall.

Meanwhile, Ernst Van Dyk has a commanding lead in the wheelchair race. He's in search of his 10th overall title.

9:50 a.m.: The women are out to a blistering pace, at just over five-minute miles fifteen mintes in. Should that keep up records could fall. American Shalene Flanagan has the lead.

9:20 a.m.: The race started just before 9 a.m. local time, following a moment of silence to honor the victims of last year's bombing attack.

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A beefed-up security presence at this year's race, as millions pack the streets to watch almost 36,000 competitors.

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Runners prepare for the start of the 2014 Boston Marathon. (Getty Images)

The 2014 Boston Marathon began Monday morning, and millions gathered in a show of support given the tragic events that occurred a year ago.

The 2013 race was marred by a bombing that killed three and left hundreds injured. Security has been beefed up for this year's event, and the city expects a record turnout.

This page will be updated throughout the day, so follow along as the race unfolds. The elite women's race will begin shortly after 9 a.m. ET, with the elite men starting around 10.

The race kicked off at 8:50 a.m. following a moment of silence.

 
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