Congrats to him !! His name is Meb Keflezighi, and he is actually from Asmara, Eritrea which is in Africa (about 500 miles NorthEast of Djibouti, Africa). He came to the U.S. in 1987, and became a Naturalized citizen in 1998. He had a Nike sponsorship, but they did not renew the contract, so "Skechers" signed him, and he won the race wearing "Skecher" shoes !! Once again, congrats to him and to Boston !!