FILE: Sarah Sellers, a former Ogden High and Weber State runner, finished second in the 2018 Boston Marathon.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Basically, marathon runners are divided up into two divisions: The professionals who train full-time with the help of sponsors and the amateurs who train during their spare time.
Sarah Sellers broke the mold and stunned the world with a second-place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon.
The 27-year-old former Ogden High and Weber State runner had an injury that kept her from competing in her senior year, and her life as a nurse anesthetist and busy life stopped her from training regularly and allowed her to heal.
After running just a couple of races she finished with a time of 2:44:04 on Patriot’s Day a year ago.
When a race official told her she had finished second she thought it was a mistake, she told the Deseret News. “No, what place was I really?” Sellers repeated. The official told her again that she was second. “No, I wasn’t second. What was my place?” The official repeated it a third time. “Even then, I had to ask my husband to verify that that had really happened,” she says.
After a whirlwind media tour — her plans of sightseeing Boston after the race were canceled — she now wants to on compete in the Olympics. But she’s still not running fulltime, she told the New York Times.
“If I quit my job and trained full time, I don’t see it going well,” she said …read more
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News