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
|2018||Philadelphia Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon||9th||1:14:27|
|2018||NYRR New York Mini 10K||17th||35:29|
|2016||Orlando Run Nona 10K||4th||35:33|
|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|