'It Meant a Lot For Me to Run': Kenyan Runner Reflects After Finishing Marathon
Samson Kipchirchir, a native Kenyan who lives in Mobile, Alabama, talked to Bill Hemmer after completing the Boston Marathon in two hours and 52 minutes. Kipchirchir did not run the race last year, but was inspired to compete this time around.
"It meant a lot for me and for many runners. We want to continue to run and we don't want to fear any evil," he said, noting that the security presence was very noticeable along the route.
Kipchirchir said the crowd was very supportive, pushing him when the race started to take its toll on him at around mile 23.
Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the race since 1983 with a final time of 2:08:37.
Watch the full interview above.
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