Meb Shares Finish Line Moment With Elite Amateur

Meb Keflezighi and Hillary Dionne crossing the finish line. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Those watching the Boston Marathon on Monday undoubtedly noticed American fan favorite Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line in 8th place—and doing so with a memorable gesture of sportsmanship.

Keflezighi happened to cross around the same time as Hillary Dionne, an elite amateur runner who finished the elite women’s race in 15th place in a time of 2:40:42. Meb grabbed Dionne’s hand as they crossed the finish line and thrust it in the air, providing a memorable moment for both.

Dionne tweeted afterward, “Not my best time, but by far my most memorable finish. Thanks amazing @runmeb for joining me across the line, an unforgettable moment!”

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Dionne was a part of the elite amateur panel that took part in a press gathering at Tracksmith headquarters just a few days earlier. Here’s more about her—and the finish-line moment.

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