Maybe it’s best if Meb sticks to running.
As part of a packed day in the Big Apple to help celebrate Global Running Day, Meb Keflezighi was picked to throw out the first pitch before Wednesday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game.
He was the obvious choice for the Global Running Day festivities. He won the New York City Marathon in 2009–becoming the first American to win there since 1982. And he’ll cap his brilliant career later this year with his final race at the New York City Marathon.
He also won the Boston Marathon in 2014, becoming the first American to win there since 1983.
Prior to tossing out the first pitch he had a chance to talk up New York’s rising star Aaron Judge.
But whatever diamond-based tips Keflezighi had for the slugger didn’t take. While the Yankees stomped their rival 8-0, Judge went 0-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and left four runners stranded.
Aside from the GRD celebrations, Keflezighi was joined by 26 students from a school in the Bronx who are part of the New York Road Runners youth program.