Sarah Sellers

Sarah Sellers USA

Sarah Sellers shocked the running world when she finished second behind Des Linden at the 2018 Boston Marathon. A virtual unknown in the sport at the time, she completed the course in 2:44:04 in what was only her second attempt at the 26.2-mile distance. Sellers only signed up for Boston because her younger brother Ryan was running.

She qualified with a victory at the 2017 Huntsville Marathon in Utah, held several miles away from Weber State University where she was a student-athlete. There, she picked up nine Big Sky championships from 2009 to 2013 and earned Big Sky All-Conference honors 15 times in track and field and cross country. In 2012, she was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year. A broken foot in her senior year sidelined her from the sport for over a year, until she started running for fitness again as a graduate student at Barry University in Florida.

Sellers made her NYRR race debut at the 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K, alongside fellow 2018 Boston Marathon podium finishers Linden and Krista DuChene. She placed 17th, once again just ahead of Duchene.

At the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, she was 18th in a personal-best time of 2:36:37.

Sellers works full-time as a certified registered nurse anesthetist and lives with her husband Blake in Tucson, AZ. She finds time to train either at 4:00 a.m. before work or at 8:00 p.m. after working 10-hour shifts at Banner Health Center.

  • Date of Birth Jul 10, 1991
  • Age 28
  • Gender Female
  • Country USA
  • Residence Tucson, AZ, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2018 Philadelphia Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon 9th 1:14:27
2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 17th 35:29
2018 Boston Marathon 2nd 2:44:04
2017 Huntsville Marathon 1st 2:44:27
2016 Orlando Run Nona 10K 4th 35:33


Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 United Airlines NYC Half 13 1:14:05
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 18 2:36:37
2018 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 17 0:35:29

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