Meb Keflezighi conducted 2:13:32 to break the U.S. masters marathon record from 20 minutes in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. He finished seventh overall and has been the first American.
Keflezighi's time broke Mbarak Hussein's prior listing of 2:13:52, which had stood because 2006. He also bettered the event masters list of 2:14:34, place by John Campbell of New Zealand in 1990.
"That's lovely," Keflezighi's long time coach, Bob Larsen, told Runner's earth moments following the record-setting run. The masters indicate, mentioned Larsen, was"something to concentrate about if he lost contact with this guide. You desire bonuses when you're not likely to stick with the leaders." Keflezighi's brother and agent, Merhawi, consented that the masters list has been"always the back-up plan" if your victory seemed outofreach.