After her incredible finish in the Boston Marathon, LDS runner Sarah Sellers's finish on Monday has been deemed "improbable." In fact, she still can't believe it. “I mean, I still can’t believe I finished second,” Sellers, 26, told msn.com. “I’m going to wake up and this will be a dream.”
After her incredible finish of second place in the Boston Marathon, LDS runner Sarah Sellers's finish has been deemed "improbable" by some.
Many of those who watched the Boston Marathon — even the ones who follow the sport of running — had the same question Monday: Who in the world is Sarah Sellers?
Sellers crossed the finish line in second place at the prestigious 26.2-mile race, in rain-soaked conditions, as a virtual unknown. Few online road-race results existed for Sellers, and she was not listed among the elite field for Boston. In the wet and windy conditions, Sellers wore a nondescript outfit, with no visible sponsors, and crossed the finish line by simply clicking the timer on her watch.
Her time of 2 hours 44 minutes 4 seconds put her second among the seven American women who placed in the top 10. Desiree Linden was the first American woman to win the race since 1985, a historic finish in a race full of surprises. But Sellers’s finish may have been the most improbable.