Boston Marathon

Meb Finishes First in Our Hearts With Adorable Hand-Holding

Americans Meb Keflezighi and Hilary Dionne held hands while crossing the finish line. John Tlumacki / Globe Staff

Defending Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi provided a heart-warming moment by crossing the finish line holding hands with a female runner.

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While cruising into an eighth place finish among the men’s elite runners, Meb reached out and grabbed the hand of Hilary Dionne, an elite women’s runner from nearby Charlestown.

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With last year’s win, Meb became the first American to win the Boston Marathon in over 30 years.

He may not have repeated, but hey, he’s still got a soft spot in our hearts. Happy Meb Crush Monday, Boston.

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