Meb with the Statue of Liberty, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Meb Keflezighi, 3 time USA Olympian, Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist and the current ING NYC Marathon champion waved for 2.65 Miles with the current Miss America, Katie Stam during this morning’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy’s Parade is one of the highlights of the NYC Calendar and draws over 3.5 Million along the parade route. It was one of the warmest in Parade History at 53F/ 11.5C.
Keflezighi, was the first ING NYC Marathon Champion to hold stage of a float during the parade. SPIRIT OF LIBERTY
Illuminated by a ring of stars, Lady Liberty Float returns to the Parade in all her patriotic glory. America’s symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, is immortalized on this 21-foot high, 19-foot long and 15-foot wide unit that features a replica of the head, shoulders and tablet of the beloved “Lady in the Harbor.”
When asked about if his daughters were able to sleep the nite prior to the parade, “they couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t sleep, I was so excited, I thought I was running a major event this morning” Keflezighi was joined by NYRR CEO and ING NYC Marathon Race Director, Mary Wittenberg for an early 0530 run.
Meb signing the drum of one of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
Meb with his signed Drum and a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade school band…..
Meb with Kermit the Frog, a major character in modern American children’s literature……
Meb with Spiderman, a major comic character and favorite in the parade…..
Meb Keflizighi with Katie Stam, Miss America, and Lisa Congilio, PhotoRun.net…..
Meb and two of New York’s Finests……..
Meb Keflezighi, with Katie Stam, Miss America, and Mary Wittenberg and her family. Mary is CEO of NYRR….
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