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Ali on the Run Show

Aug 7, 2018

I’m still not sure which was crazier: me finishing second, or the response to me finishing second.” — Sarah Sellers

After the 2018 Boston Marathon, everyone wanted to meet second place finisher Sarah Sellers. She joined the Ali on the Run Show just two days after her triumphant finish in Boston — and that episode went on to become the most-downloaded episode of the show ever. Today, Sarah is still a nurse anesthetist living in Arizona, but her life looks a little different post-Boston. She's no longer and unknown, unsponsored runner — she signed with Altra soon after Boston — and she's $75,000 richer thanks to the Boston Marathon. On this episode, she looks back at that day in Boston and how her life has changed since, and shares her big racing plans for the fall.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What the days and weeks after the Boston Marathon were like for Sarah (2:05)
  • What it was like returning to work after Boston (4:45)
  • What Sarah’s post-Boston recovery was like (6:00)
  • How Sarah spent her $75,000 Boston Marathon prize money (7:30)
  • How Sarah became sponsored post-Boston, what that process was like, and why she chose to partner with Altra (10:10)
  • Whether her second-place finish in Boston added stress and pressure to Sarah’s running (16:00)
  • How Sarah is fitting her new, busier running and racing commitments into her already intense work schedule (19:40)
  • What’s next for Sarah Sellers? (23:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Sarah Sellers on Episode 69 of the Ali on the Run Show

Boston Marathon

London Marathon

Kara Goucher

Des Linden

NYRR New York Mini 10K


Deseret News 10K

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