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195 Mexicans Finish This Year's Boston Marathon

April 23, 2014

Boston's triumphant return to marathon glory had its fair share of Latino participants this year. Out of the 36,000 competitors participating in the event, 242 of them were Mexican and 195 finished the race.

The Boston Marathon took on special significance this year, given last year's tragedy, and was watched by almost a million people throughout metropolis.

The city's triumphant return to marathon glory had its fair share of Latino participants this year. Out of the thirty-six thousand competitors participating in this year's event, 242 of them were Mexican. According to official results, 195 of them crossed the finish line.

Jesús Arreola Acosta, 38, from Mexico City crossed the line fastest, with a time of two hours and 41 minutes. Acosta finished the prodigious endurance test in 377th place.

Mexico's second fastest time came from Emiliano García, 31, who now lives in New York City. Emiliano finished with a time of 2:45:32, putting him in the 621st spot.

The third fastest Mexican was Juan Eye, 32, from Phoenix, Arizona, who clocked a time of 2:49:07, giving him the 885th spot in the enormous field.

Ernesto López García and Ernesto Ruiz Vera, both of 74 years of age and originally from Saltillo, Coahuila also participated in the marathon this year, although neither was able to complete the 26 mile race.

The race was won by American Meb Keflezighi, who became the first American to win the race since 1983. In one of the most competitive fields ever assembled, Meb finished with a time of 2:08:37, giving him a personal best and the fastest time ever recorded at the distinguished competition.

A new record was also set for the women in this year's event as Kenya's Ria Jeptoo finished the day with a time of 2:28:57.