For an unknown to perform so well in such an elite race is news enough. Then factor in that Boston was only the second marathon for the nurse anesthetist. “Some of the women I was passing, it was just complete disbelief,” Sellers, 26, told the New York Times.
Her time in the April 16 race was 2 hours, 44 minutes, 4 seconds—4 minutes behind the winner. The feat netted her $75,000 in prize money.
While her Boston achievement could open up a new running career for Sellers—who ran distance events in college and made some all-conference teams until being sidelined by an injury—she plans to keep her day job.
“I definitely will plan on working,” Sellers told the Boston Globe. “I love working as a nurse anesthetist. It does make training a little bit challenging, but long term, I love both, and I wouldn’t want to give up working right now.”