The reasons go far beyond an American male winning this race for the first time in 31 years.
With his recent Boston Marathon win, the soon-to-be 39-year-old proves he's still at the top of his game.
Meb Keflezighi earned his victory in the Boston Marathon but he got help from some friends, too.
Raymond Britt looks at the statistics from past Boston Marathons and how they compared to this year's race.
Check out the scene from Hopkinton to Boston during the 2014 Boston Marathon.
More than 32,000 runners ran in the 118th edition of the Boston Marathon.
Check out these photos of top runners from
Mario Fraioli talks about Meb Keflezighi's historic win and Rita Jeptoo's third victory in eight years at the 118th Boston Marathon.
Shalane Flanagan, seventh at the 2014 Boston Marathon in 2:22:02, talks about her race in the post-race press conference.
Meb Keflezighi talks about his 2014 Boston Marathon win just moments after crossing the finish line.