People come from all over the world to race here and history was made at The 122nd Boston Marathon, arguably one of the most difficult to finish, yet a few Arizona people challenged themselves to do so.
Sarah Sellers, an unknown, unsponsored nurse from Tucson, Arizona, finished runner-up in her second marathon ever, overcoming cold weather with rain and winds up to 30 miles per hour. Her marathon time was 2:44.05, qualifying her for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials. Best yet … she paid $180 to sign up for the Boston Marathon and came in second, scooping $75,000 in prize money.
The overall womens’ winner is Two-time Olympian, Desiree Linden, an All-American during her Arizona State career. She became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in over 30 years. She won by more than four minutes in 2:39.54 for her first marathon victory.
If you did not know, the marathon is roughly 26 miles.
In 1996, a record number of over 35,000 ran for the 100th anniversary.