It was an emotional day in Boston yesterday and it included a storybook ending in the Boston Marathon. In an unexpected result on the men's side, 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line first, becoming the first American man to win since 1983.


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He completed the course in two hours, eight minutes, and 37 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of Wilson Chebet of Kenya. You may remember the Eritrea-born Keflezighi from the 2009 New York City Marathon, when he upset that field and became the first American man to win in 27 years.

He looked back on his memorable victory on Fox and Friends this morning, and also reflected on his 2011 race against Brian Kilmeade on the Fox News concourse.

Keflezighi said he wanted to do what the Red Sox did, and win the race for the city and for the country. Keflezighi did not compete in the race last year, instead greeting runners as they finished.

He left the area just five minutes before the bombs went off on Boylston Street, killing three people. This year, however, he was coming down Boylston Street to loud chants of "USA!"

"I just crossed myself and said, 'God give me the strength to finish' because a guy was chasing me down. ... It was just beyond my dreams," he said

Watch the full interview above.