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BOSTON -- The Red Sox honored Meb Keflezighi, the men's winner of the 118th Boston Marathon, before Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

Keflezighi took the hill to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The 38-year-old became the first American to win the race since 1983 by completing the 26.2-mile course in a time of two hours, eight minutes, 37 seconds.

Keflezighi got a big hand from the crowd, waved to them, tipped his hat and then fired a pitch to Jonny Gomes. Keflezighi was wearing a Boston Strong hat and a Red Sox jersey that had 26.2 on the back.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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