US runner Meb Keflezighi
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Boston Marathon winner: Victims 'carried me through'

The winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon has paid tribute to those who died in the bombing at last year's race.

Speaking at a news briefing after the race on Sunday, Meb Keflezighi said the victims "carried me through".

Keflezighi clocked in at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds, making him the first US runner to take the title since 1985.

He added that he "kept thinking 'Boston Strong'"- a phrase that has become synonymous with the tragedy which left three dead and more than 260 injured.

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