Photo: The happy moment at Fenway with Becca Pizzi and Joe Stilwell. (FOX25 WFXT)
Joe Stilwell was happy to be a supportive partner in the background while his girlfriend of five years, Belmont’s Becca Pizzi, became a running phenom this year by winning the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons run on consecutive days in seven continents – in a time that is the gold standard for women to strive to match.
But on Sunday, Stilwell decided that it was his time to take center stage. And what a place to do so, but the pitcher’s mound at Boston’s Fenway Park where Pizzi was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch before the Red Sox/Toronto Blue Jays.
But before she got that chance, Stilwell strode up to Pizzi, got down on one knee and asked for Pizzi’s hand in marriage. As can be seen in the video, the request was pretty much a surprise to Pizzi.
By the way, she accepted. Pizzi then threw the ball on the fly to the catcher.
And on Monday, she’s looking to run the BAA Marathon in about three hours and a half.
(Video from FOX25 WFXT)