We did it! An American won the New York City Marathon today.
Now, he might not have been American born, but Meg Keflezighi represented the U.S. in style, crossing the finish line in 2:09:15. That is significant for our country because an American has not triumphed in New York since Alberto Salazar in 1982. The United States needed to flex their distance running muscles to the rest of the world. And today, they did. In fact, Americans took six of the top 10 spots in today's race. That's good news for us, and great news for what's to come in London in 2012.
Just a side note: the NY Marathon is on my bucket list.