The Nurse Who Took a Very Different Route to 2nd Place in the Boston Marathon Video shows golden retriever waving 'Boston Strong' flags at marathoners With little marathon experience, Sarah Sellers stuns running world with Boston finish Who is Sarah Sellers? The Boston Marathon runner-up is a 26-year-old full-time nurse. Mary Shertenlieb finished the 2018 Boston Marathon after midnight

The Nurse Who Took a Very Different Route to 2nd Place in the Boston Marathon

Sarah Sellers ran right past every elite marathoner except one on Monday. On Wednesday, she has to return to her full-time job in Arizona.

Until Monday, this was the blueprint for Boston Marathon success for approximately zero elite runners. Her original plan was to try to beat 2:37. All of this was new to Sellers. Should she spend time at altitude, as elite runners often do? Powers had posted videos of his dogs before, but none made much of a stir. Correction:  An earlier version of this article misstated the age of Ryan Callister. She was like, ‘Why don’t you sit down and get warmed up and you can get going.’ But at that point I just felt like I had to still keep going.

According to a 2017 interview with running website Salty Running , the sparks didn’t fly at first sight. Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 — finishing 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds on Monday. Like, whatever the day gave me, just show up. CBSN: On Assignment" ep. Las cifras delictivas del mes de marzo. When you have a lower temperature and the wind blowing against you, which reduces your body temperature more, and then rain, which lowers your body temperature even more,” she said.

She works hard. At 34, she is the first American woman to win in Boston since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach did so in 1985. The rain was so bad that the traditional Patriots’ Day Red Sox game was postponed for the first time since 1984. But then along came Sarah Sellers, a nurse anesthetist who took advantage of miserable weather conditions to turn the professional marathon world on its head. That would allow her to run in the Olympics if she somehow claimed a spot in the top three at the 2020 United States Olympic Trials.

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This was Linden's first major marathon win—although she’s come extremely close before. But in time, the pair began dating, and in 2010, they both ran the Chicago Marathon. The 34-year-old two-time Olympian lives in Michigan, and she finished second at the Boston Marathon in 2011. That's kind of how I attacked the race, too. Las cifras delictivas del mes de marzo. George H.W. So were Monday’s conditions a worst-case scenario?

She’s a grinder. Sarah Sellers, another American who was running just the second marathon of her life, finished second in 2:44:04, and Krista Duchene of Canada was third in 2:44:20. And there were certainly fewer fans than usual cheering along the course. Perhaps never has a runner taken such an unconventional path to second place in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events. And yet as she took the bus to the starting line in Hopkinton, Sellers said she felt oddly calm.

Finishes Second. Real journalists. More on the Boston Marathon: Desiree Linden becomes first American woman since 1985 to win the Boston Marathon Five years ago, I caught the Boston Marathon explosions on camera. So mile 15 I popped into another med tent, and they were like, ‘You don’t look so great. Yesterday marked Linden’s sixth time racing the Boston Marathon—and first-ever time atop the podium of a major marathon race.

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I was smiling the whole time,” Guerrette said. “But when I got to the finish line, I couldn’t talk. You won’t find her commenting in the social media. Linden and the rest of the field faced a headwind of about 10 miles per hour and temperatures of 38 degrees at the starting line on Monday. Some who braved the weather taped plastic bags to their sneakers and wore trash bags in lieu of waterproof jackets.

She had a solid career as a collegiate runner, making all-conference teams multiple times at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. After three miles she began to get hot and ditched her windbreaker. We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Who is Sarah Sellers? Here’s what I remember. The mother of two continued a little longer with her friend, Vanessa Kline, jogging along the sidewalk since the course had been opened up to traffic.

Both clocked personal records, and Desiree earned permanent bragging rights by besting Ryan by one mere second. Interview Highlights On fellow American runner Shalane Flanagan's bathroom break We had talked about it a little earlier on in the race when I knew I might be stepping off. Show up for one more minute." And that was kind of my mantra throughout this entire build and through the entire race day on Monday.

WELLESLEY — It began as a little neighborhood gathering at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, whose new spiritual center is right along the Boston Marathon route. At least one runner was taken from the tent on a stretcher due to severe hypothermia, while another was sent to her room. It was Boston. Guerrette is going to take a week or two off to recuperate. But the conditions did not stop Linden and Yuki Kawauchi, 31, who came from behind to win the men’s race.

Who is Sarah Sellers? The Boston Marathon runner-up is a 26-year-old full-time nurse.

"I still can't believed I finished second. I'm going to wake up and this will be a dream,” Sellers said.

Accessibility concerns? Sellers crossed the finish line in second place at the prestigious 26.2-mile race in rain-soaked conditions as a virtual unknown. The Japanese once ruled the Boston Marathon. Shertenlieb said she realized at that moment it wasn’t smart for her to continue. Early in the race yesterday, Linden didn’t feel well—at all. His time was 2:26:21; hers was 2:26:20. We reconnected. Sam Gringlas and Emily Kopp produced and edited the audio story.

More than 2,500 runners, including 25 elite athletes, received medical treatment, race organizers said. At the tent’s exit, a line of runners in wheelchairs awaited their families as they wrapped themselves in space blankets. It was epic. When she returns to training, she intends to focus more on speed work which will probably mean cutting back on her mileage. He is the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987, the year Kawauchi was born.

She beat 194 other women that day, securing a spot in the Boston field. In 2012, she was named Weber State’s female athlete of the year (Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was the university’s male athlete of the year that year). She knew it was a big pack up front, but did not notice that some of the top runners were dropping out because of the conditions. Email us at [email protected] .

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But her time isn't what grabbed the attention of the nation today; her incredible determination did. Sarah Sellers, a 26-year-old, finished with a final time of 2:44:04, trailing only  Desiree Linden , a two-time Olympian. Eighty-one runners were taken to the hospital. At one point, medical volunteers escorted dazed runners into the lobby to warm up. Desiree Linden became the first United States woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 with a time of 2:39.54.

Early in the race, though, Linden was doubting whether she would even finish. Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the men’s push-rim race for the fourth straight year in a time of 1:46:26, the slowest since 1987. Her finishing time landed her in the fastest division. A navicular stress fracture cut her college running career short. In the final miles she was picking off a fair number of women, but did not fully grasp what that meant.

In the wet and windy conditions, Sellers wore a nondescript outfit, with no visible sponsors, and simply clicked the timer on her watch after crossing the finish line. Kelyn Soong works in the Sports department and contributes to The Early Lead and D.C. So that’s exactly what they did, with the radio host updating followers on social media of the progress along the way. She mentioned her struggles to fellow American Shalane Flanagan and offered to help the reigning NYC Marathon champ however she could (by blocking the wind, for example) before calling it quits.

We wanted it so bad. Five years ago, Mary Shertenlieb was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, known as AML. Sellers, a Utah-native and former athlete at Weber State University, ran in her second marathon Monday. The church, based in Needham, added the Wellesley building in 2016. But the reprieve from the weather was not available to all. What an honor and a blessing it was to be part of the elite field of women,” Guerrette said. “It was overwhelming in a good way … being able to start with them.

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Tatyana McFadden won her fifth women’s push-rim title, in 2:04:39, the slowest since 1988. Still, she showed up drenched at the starting line mostly hoping not to embarrass herself. Since then, she has been running to stay fit but had not stayed in racing shape. After crossing the finish line she asked officials what place she had come in. A video of the golden retriever , perched on a wooden crate holding a pair of “Boston Strong” flags in his mouth, had more than 2 million views on Facebook by Tuesday evening.

Sports Bog. But I told myself, no matter what, I’m running down Boylston,” she said. “I don’t care how wrecked I feel, I’m turning that corner and running. When Flanagan ducked into a portable restroom about 45 minutes into the race, Linden slowed down too, and then helped Flanagan rejoin the pack. She’s a whiskey connoisseur. Thirty-three years since an American winner, and I felt like there was some team camaraderie out there.

She didn't enter the race with any sponsors, The Wall Street Journal reports -- and walked away with $75,000 in prize money. The gathering Monday was its first public event there. Hotel volunteers had to turn away runners from the Fairmont hotel, as matter of security, because the competitors had no credentials, “The best one can hope for today is a cold. Having American runners do so well “says a lot about Americans being an up-and-coming group.

If not, I will try to tuck in and bring you back to the group.” Linden helped Flanagan rejoin the lead pack when she returned. It was not the first time runners endured harsh weather for the race. Then she started passing people — many, many people. For the Huntsville race, she started to do a weekly long run to prepare. They told her second. The video aired on TV news and was shown on NBC’s Today show.

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Mary final update: at 12:18am Mary Shertenlieb completed the 122nd @bostonmarathon with husband Rich by her side! She’s competed in two Olympic Games. She has a Golden Retriever named Boston. If you can help someone be in position, sometimes it helps yourself out as well. And [my husband] Rich and I said, yeah, let's try whatever we can," she told CBS Boston . She qualified for the U.S. Your legs are turning over but you’re just not getting anywhere,” is how Colm Quinn described it.

Shalane Flanagan (who finished sixth) won the (2017) New York City Marathon. Have feedback? Yuki Kawauchi of Japan won the men’s race in 2:15:58. During a potent winter storm in 2007, winds gusted at 30 m.p.h. and temperatures hovered in the mid 40s. She passed every other woman on the course except one, the winner Desiree Linden, herself a surprise victor. Only after she qualified for Boston did she get her college coach to send her a proper workout regimen.

It was Spencer’s third trip to the marathon. She only signed up for Boston because her younger brother, 25-year-old Ryan Callister, was running it. (He finished in 2:48:20.) Plus, she’s a nurse anesthetist  who works full-time in Tucson. He previously worked for USA Today Sports and Voice of America. So damn proud of her. Linden ran the women’s marathon for Team USA in both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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File photo of Tracy Guerrette powering up Union Street hill during the 55th annual Bangor Labor Day 5 mile road race in 2017. Guerrette needs to clock a marathon time of 2:45 to earn a spot in the 2020 U.S. Want to know more? But Kawauchi is not a full-time marathon runner. An earlier version of this article misattributed a quotation. Her Utah-based coach, Paul Pilkington, who was watching on television, had to hit refresh on his computer to make sure the results were correct.

They told her that, in fact, she had. “I was kind of in shock,” she said. The past two years, Powers brought him and another therapy dog, Penny. She doesn’t have an agent, or any sponsors, and has to fit in her workouts at either 4 a.m. before work or 7 p.m. after her 10-hour shifts at Banner Health Center. Follow @KelynSoong The story must be told. Here’s Mary Shertenlieb receiving her ceremonial medal from her friend(who had run it earlier) after Mary’s @bostonmarathon journey ended at the finish line shortly after midnight.

Lo's Trainer Fitness Selena Gomez Strengthens Her Glutes With These 3 Pilates Moves Wellness, Meet Inbox Sign up for our Newsletter and join us on the path to wellness. It was the culmination of years of hard work, and years of dreaming, and years of never giving up. On race day, however, Shertenlieb had to contend with some of the worst weather conditions in Boston Marathon history. I just decided to race as smart as I can and tried to conserve as much as I could and have as much as I could at the end," she told CBS Boston  shortly after the race.

But St. She ran a 2:43.57 at the Maine Marathon last October but the times there didn’t qualify as U.S. High School Games On Sunday? He has a job working as an administrator at a high school in Saitama Prefecture. A version of this article appears in print on April 17, 2018, on Page B9 of the New York edition with the headline: A Pair of Breakthroughs in a Slow, Slippery Marathon. In a telephone interview, Pilkington said he knew Sellers to be “very gritty and tough in adverse conditions.” And yet, “I never thought she’d get second,” he said.

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The rest of the day was a whirlwind of interviews and her phone blowing up with messages from across the country. Forget yesterday's news. WSU Track Alum, Sarah Sellers Callister, finished 2nd at the Boston Marathon this morning!!! Your subscription supports journalism that matters. While the first-time Boston Marathon participant said she isn’t sure if she’ll run the race again, she definitely wants to volunteer in the future.

Sign up Now Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy NEW SELF Meal Plans Easy-to-make Recipes. Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Heeding doctors' orders, Shertenlieb ceased running at 4 p.m. and waited for the rain to die down. Sellers was a standout on Weber State's women's track and field team from 2009 to 2013, according to the university's athletic website .

Thomas Pore, 37, of Saco was the leading finisher among Maine men with a time of 2:42:33, which was 196th overall. She feels she could have broken the 2:40 mark “in good conditions” on Monday, noting that the times were approximately 15 minutes slower than the normal times because of the weather. One Merchants Plaza, P.O. Data suggests that marathoners run their fastest races when the temperature is in the 40s — but the study did not take wind into consideration.

Maybe the lashing rain and winds sapped the spirit and energy of competitors. An error has occurred. When the Boston Athletic Association invited her to the awards dinner, it came with the unexpected bonus of a free meal for her and her husband. We just do it because it really motivates the runners,” said Powers, 53, of Holliston. “They get a little charge out of it. When a race official told Sellers she finished second, she figured that meant in her age group.

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It wasn’t immediately clear how this year’s number of injured runners compares to prior races, but “anecdotally it’s high,” said Christopher Besse, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better. Once it did, she changed into a set of dry clothes and hit the streets again with her husband to finish the race. Huge congratulations to former Weber State track standout Sarah Callister Sellers who finished second at the Boston Marathon, in just her second marathon. Many of the runners hung out for several hours, trading war stories, until buses came to take them to the finish line.

I want to run faster. BOSTON — Desiree Linden thought about dropping out of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Invalid email address. Accessibility concerns? Maybe Sellers’ unorthodox training in comparison to elite, full-time runners, worked in her favor. Still, she never ran more than 100 miles per week, compared with the 130-140 miles each week that elite marathoners often do. She did not fall asleep until 2 a.m. and was up by 7 a.m.

As others started to fade, Sellers said she felt strong in the final stretch. Monday’s race was Shertenlieb’s first time running the marathon. Get news as it happens. Ultimately, the hiatus was rejuvenating. All rights reserved. That was full-on, in the moment, in the training block. Here’s Mary Shertenlieb receiving her ceremonial medal from her friend(who had run it earlier) after Mary’s @bostonmarathon journey ended at the finish line shortly after midnight.

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An error has occurred. Email us at [email protected] . Sellers with her husband, Blake, in a photo she provided. She still had to pay her own way, and cover her airfare and hotel and expenses, but at least she was going to be able to run with the best. Now she has some bigger decisions to make and questions to ask. Powers takes the dogs on a few outings each month, to hospitals, assisted-living facilities, or wherever people might need cheering up.

Shertenlieb already knew she needed to be careful running in the driving rain and cold, since she’s still on immunosuppressants from her 2014 bone marrow transplant. Things to Know About 2018 Boston Marathon Winner Desiree Linden Aside from the fact that she’s a total badass. By October, Linden began running again every day, logging about 90 to 95 miles a week, including “short, fast workouts, she hadn’t done in years,” according to Runner’s World .

There's a lot of days that I was like, "I don't know if I'm going to even get to start this race, like this is not going well. This race is so important to me, it's so important to this city. She's still being coached by Paul Pilkington, Weber State's women's track and field head coach.   "This was one of the best fields they have ever had and was really tough conditions. In a follow-up advisory, Besse said warming centers had opened in Brookline, Newton, Natick and Wellesley.

She’s my favorite runner,” said Guerrette, who has been a serious runner for just about four years. “She’s very talented. Teeming rain, strong winds and the coldest temperatures in 30 years made racing that much more challenging. Runners were mostly reluctant to move in front of the pack early on. She had arrived in the Northeast with her husband, Blake, last Tuesday and they drove up to Maine for some biking.

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Breaking the 33-year-long streak wasn’t an easy (or enjoyable) feat. She met her husband through running. SELF may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers.  Your California Privacy Rights  . It should be going better." And then, there was a lot of days where you'd had that glimmer of hope, and you go, "No, this is exactly on pace.

CBS Interactive Inc. The runner made it to Mile 22 before seeking medical help. “People have to really pay attention to staying warm,” said Dr. My feet were completely frozen. She’s extremely humble. She has a golden retriever named Boston, and had another named Miles who died last year. Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya finished second in 2:18:23, and Shadrack Biwott of the United States was third in 2:18:35.

The top 20 women, known as the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team, rode in a separate bus. Should she try to train with a proper professional running group? Powers said many runners and spectators recognized the golden retriever from past years and were delighted to see him again, bundled in his owner’s hooded raincoat. Except now, fewer people will have to wonder who Sarah Sellers is. I happened to see a nurse that used to treat me back in 2013,” Shertenlieb said. “And she was like, ‘Oh, Mary.’ I was just chattering, and my lips were purple.

Linden and her husband, Ryan Linden, met in the Hanson-Brooks elite development running group that Desiree joined when she moved to Michigan as a recent college grad in 2005. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Condé Nast. This is the perfect – it's going to plan absolutely 100 percent." And I decided to stop thinking about each day so much, and just keep showing up.