Arizona nurse who finished 2nd at Boston Marathon getting ESPY Award
PHOENIX – The Arizona nurse who came out of nowhere to finish second at this year’s Boston Marathon was being honored with an honorary ESPY Award, according to ABC News.
Tucson’s Sarah Sellers told the network her next goal is to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
“I think it’s become more of a reality that I do belong up there, and it’s going to take a ton of work to consistently compete at a high level,” she said.
Prior to her stunning performance in Boston in April, Sellers had completed just one marathon. The anesthesiology nurse had won the Huntsville Marathon in Utah, which qualified her for Boston, one of the sport’s biggest races.
She finished second only to former Arizona State University runner Desiree Linden.
The 2018 ESPY Award show, hosted by retired NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, was scheduled to be broadcast Wednesday on ABC starting at 7 p.m. in Arizona. (The ceremony in Los Angeles begins at 8 p.m. ET.)
ESPN’s annual awards show honors athletic performances and other sports-related achievements.
It already was announced that this year’s award for best coach would go posthumously to Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon — the three coaches who died shielding students during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parlkand, Florida.