Today I have the women’s second place finisher of the Boston Marathon on the show! Sarah Sellers grabbed second place in the women’s field on Monday coming in as an unknown force to be reckoned with. She works full time as nurse anesthetist and lives with her husband and their two border collies in Tuscon, Arizona.
Sarah ran for Weber State University where her running career was cut short her Jr. year due to injury. She took a good junk of time off competitive running to focus on grad school and recently started picking up the miles when she completed her first marathon last fall in Utah in a time of 2:44, securing her a spot in the elite field at Boston. Boston was her first marathon training cycle where she really focused on speed. Before the weather report for the day came out, she was focused on training to run a 2:37, to grab an Olympic Trials A Standard time. Once the conditions of the wind, rain and cold came about she shifted her focus to racing well, and as you know by now, that served her well.
I am so excited to share this conversation with an incredible woman who we are all so happy to get to know! Enjoy this conversation with Sarah Sellers!