Until Monday, this was the blueprint for Boston Marathon success for approximately zero elite runners. They went biking in Acadia National Park before the Boston Marathon. Still, she never ran more than 100 miles per week, compared with the 130-140 miles each week that elite marathoners often do. They told her that, in fact, she had. “I was kind of in shock,” she said. We'll have more information on her shortly.
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 also covers high school sports, tennis and running in the D.C. area. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better. He said the whipping headwinds were the worst part.
Having American runners do so well “says a lot about Americans being an up-and-coming group. It makes it all worth it. Just under 30,000 people competed in Monday's run - the city's fifth since a terror attack at the finish line in 2013 killed three people. 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.
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. She had arrived in the Northeast with her husband, Blake, last Tuesday and they drove up to Maine for some biking. I think that helped me.” Image Sellers crossing the Boston Marathon finish line. “Some of the women I was passing, it was just complete disbelief,” she said.