Okay, this might only be funny to a few weird people like me, but I know Scott thinks it is funny too (he found the clip). Most of you know that Brian Sell is representing the USA in the Olympic Marathon. You may not know that he is also a pretty regular guy when he is not running 2:10 marathons. He is actually a Home Depot employee. Below is a video clip of Brian that shows an average day on the job.
Brian Sell Bio: Brian Sell, whose recent third place triumph in the 2008 Olympic Trials in New York landed him a spot on the USA mens’ Olympic team, is known as the “man who knows how to run that last 10K of a marathon.” Backed by a powerful network of family, friends and former coaches, Sell will pack his bags, shoes and growing reputation to hit the track at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and represent Hansons-Brooks Distance Project and the United States.
Sell has racked up quite a collection of records and achievements, including: placing 25th at IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2003; membership to USATF World Championship marathon team in 2005; first place in the U.S. Half Marathon in 2006; Chicago Distance Classic Champion in 2006 (1:04:25); first place in the USATF 25K Championships; and third in the 2008 Olympic Trials (2:11:40). His personal best marathon was run in 2:10:47 in October of 2006.
Needless to say, Sell says he’s looking forward to the “hot, flat course in Beijing.”