Few online road-race results existed for Sellers, and she was not listed among the elite field for Boston. “I was trying to ask officials what place I was in”.
Wearing a white windbreaker that was drenched and billowing in the wind, Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line in second, 2:25 back, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other US men. “I ran my own race and I ran him down”. “I thought I was top 10”.
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.
“Obviously the conditions were the wild card that everyone got dealt, but I think it played to my advantage”, Sellers told the Washington Post after the event. Originally from Utah, she graduated from Ogden High School.
“Yeah, I’m in shock about that”, she said. “I was jumping up and down”. She abandoned her plan, skipping water stations – after all, she wouldn’t be out long enough to get dehydrated – and wasting energy by allowing her fellow Americans to draft off of her. He won the race with a time of 2:15:58.
But the Japanese runner, who has competed in more than 80 marathons and led in the early stages of the race, always stayed in contention before taking control around the 25-mile mark.
“The first thing I had going for me was I wasn’t anxious about time, because of weather”, said Hyland, who was a cross-country star with her husband at Williams College. “It’s great to have her reach this level now”.
Hours after the race he said he was still thawing out.
Not bad for what she said was just her second marathon ever.
She only signed up for Boston because her younger brother, 24-year-old Ryan Callister, was running it. (Ryan finished in 2:48:20.) Plus she’s also a nurse anesthetist who works full-time in Tuscon, Arizona.
She now lives in MI with her husband. “I ran by feel”, she said.
She ran 22 minutes slower than her first Boston, yet placed top five. As for the women’s wheelchair race, Tatyana McFadden was victorious, which was her fifth marathon title. “It was comical how slow you were going, and how far you still had to go”, Linden said. It’s so inspiring, you can’t help but be motivated by the fans and want to do well because of them.
But when the volunteers at the finish waved Kawauchi to the right – which is reserved for the winners – he knew the traditional olive wreath crown and $150,000 first-place check were his.
The weather didn’t stop people from crowding the marathon course in Boston.
Hyland finished Monday’s marathon with a time of 2 hours, 44 minutes and 29 seconds-no small feat given the downpours and less than ideal Patriot’s Day temperatures.
Apparently Sellers didn’t even find out she had finished second, with a $75,000 prize, until after she’d crossed the finish line, too, as Blake told the Globe. Her Olympic debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio was marked by her seventh-place finish, the Detroit Free Press reported. “This is the best (race) in the world”.
“I knew she was in very good shape”, Pilkington said.
Linden has documented her training on social media, but in an interview with Sports Illustrated she said she prepares for a marathon by running as many as 100 miles per week.
Sheehy said at least the runners were moving and that gave them some body warmth. The other world’s largest marathons include the Tokyo Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York City Marathon.