Brian Sell

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Brian Sell (right) at the 2006 Boston Marathon

Brian Sell (born April 11, 1978 in Altoona , Pennsylvania ) is an American long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon .

It first attracted attention in the US qualifying race for the 2004 Summer Olympics , when it led through for a long time, but slumped towards the end and dropped to twelfth place. At the 2004 Chicago Marathon , he finished tenth in 2:13:18. At the marathon of the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki in 2005 , he was ninth.

In 2006 he broke his personal record twice, first in fourth in the Boston Marathon with 2:10:55 and then in sixth in the Chicago Marathon with 2:10:47.

In the qualifying race for the 2008 Summer Olympics , which took place the day before the New York City Marathon in Central Park , he managed to secure a starting place for Beijing in third behind Ryan Hall and Dathan Ritzenhein and thus the fourth-placed ex-world record holder To oust Khalid Khannouchi from the team.

Brian Sell has a competition weight of 64 kg with a height of 1.78 m. He is supervised by the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project .

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