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Meb Keflezighi Becomes First African-American to Win the Boston Marathon
About National Black Marathoners' Association:
The NBMA is the home for the National Black Distance Runner Hall of Fame. Past honorees include (late) Ted Corbitt, the first African-American Olympic Marathoner and four-time, third place Boston Marathon finisher, and Marilyn Bevans, second place 1977 Boston Marathon finisher and a top ten ranked marathoner in the world (1977).
The NBMA hosts an Annual Summit for its members to participate. They'll meet at the Windermere Marathon in Spokane, WA during the May 31 weekend. Previous locations and events for the gathering have been Lewis & Clark Marathon (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey Marathon (Long Branch, NJ), Rite-Aid Cleveland (OH) Marathon, Lost Dutchman Marathon (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown Marathon (Ft. Worth, TX), ING (Atlanta) Georgia Marathon, Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson Marathon (Deadwood, SD), and Richmond (VA) Marathon. The NBMA's website is http://www.BlackMarathoners.org.