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    Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by >-Militia-XC-> on Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:23 pm

    Brian Sell Inverview:

    RW: Does this validate your position as one of the top American marathoners?
    BS:

    I guess the proof is in the pudding. In high school I was probably a
    minute and something slower than these guys in the 2 mile.
    I'm just so
    happy today. I hope every kid out there who's not a state champ or
    district champ looks at what I achieved today and says: Hey if I put in
    the work, I can do this. This is the happiest ending I can think of.

    Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-239-399--12289-0,00.html

    If you take into that account his contemporaries were running 8:45-9:00, that puts him right around 10 flat.
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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:39 pm

    >-Militia-XC-> wrote:Brian Sell Inverview:

    RW: Does this validate your position as one of the top American marathoners?
    BS:

    I guess the proof is in the pudding. In high school I was probably a
    minute and something slower than these guys in the 2 mile.
    I'm just so
    happy today. I hope every kid out there who's not a state champ or
    district champ looks at what I achieved today and says: Hey if I put in
    the work, I can do this. This is the happiest ending I can think of.

    Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-239-399--12289-0,00.html

    If you take into that account his contemporaries were running 8:45-9:00, that puts him right around 10 flat.
    10:07, from what i heard. relient k is a good band BTW.


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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by runner4life92 on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:25 pm

    BagoXC25 wrote:I understand all of your viewpoints, I really do, but I just can't concede to the fact that some people are born better than others. Call me an optimist, but I just don't think it is right to sell someoene short right off of the bat.
    +1, nice viewpoint. I'd like to think that too, but I know that talent/genetics play a role in how good a person can be. but a lot can still be accomplished from hard work. as my swimming coach said, hard work beats talent that doesn't work hard.
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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by P2 on Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:40 pm

    ive always wondered what pros times were like at our age too. sell still makes me happy cause he gives the rest of us hope.

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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by ButterySmoothStride on Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:15 pm

    runner_dude wrote:I think it is a number of things. Firstly, he could just be a later bloomer than others. Secondly, perhaps he didn't work that hard in HS, or had other commitments etc that prevented him from running great times. Thirdly, as funrunner said, the marathon is an entirely different beast then the 2 mile. They are almost as different as the 55m and the 2 mile.

    not really, they are fairly similar actually

    55m - 1% aerobic
    2 mile - 90% aerobic
    marathon - 99% aerobic
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:19 pm

    i can't tell if your sarcastic or not..i hope you are though ha.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:37 pm

    BA_Sadie. wrote:i can't tell if your sarcastic or not..i hope you are though ha.
    Why would he be sarcastic? The difference between the 2 mile and 55m in his data is 89%, while it is only 9% when comparing the 2 mile and the marathon. And in high school track the 2 mile is the longest event.
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:04 pm

    he said the 2 mile and 55m are similar
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    Post by FinishingKick on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:01 am

    He was talking about the 2 mile and marathon.
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:40 pm

    oh okay..nvm then. i guess i misunderstood.
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:58 pm

    BA_Sadie. wrote:oh okay..nvm then. i guess i misunderstood.
    NO U WUR JUS RONG.


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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:16 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    BA_Sadie. wrote:oh okay..nvm then. i guess i misunderstood.
    NO U WUR JUS RONG.

    haha
    fine i admit it i was wrong ha.

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    Re: Brian Sell-Talent or Hard work?

    Post by lhockenbury on Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:20 pm

    Well I have a different perspective on this as I was a teammate of Brian's at Messiah College before he transfered. While it takes some genetics I will say Brian was by far the hardest worker I've ever seen in a distance runner. He would push imself as hard as he possible could and still work to find ways to get better every day.
    Brian is and always will be a class act. Kudos my friend.

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