Meb Keflezighi, who became the first American runner to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, will throw out the first pitch prior to Wednesday’s Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
The 38-year-old runner from San Diego will be honored in a pre-game ceremony by the Red Sox for his victory in the 118th running of the race.
After winning Monday’s marathon Keflezighi said that the Red Sox’ World Series parade down Boylston Street served as one of his inspirations, especially after the players placed the trophy on the marathon finish line, and draped it with a “617” jersey.
“When the Red Sox won and put it on the finish line, I wanted to do that for the runners,” Keflezighi said. “That was my goal and just beyond my dreams.”