Elite Running Cookbook

Ever wonder what Deena Kastor cooks at home? Did you see her cooking during the Spirit of the Marathon and want to know how to make the dish? Well, now is your chance as Alison Wade recently published a cookbook, the proceeds of which go to two Foundations dear to many a runner’s heart.

From the book’s website:

The Runner’s Cookbook features 100 recipes from 90+ contributors, including Joan Benoit Samuelson, Sebastian Coe, Shalane Flanagan, Adam and Kara Goucher, Ryan and Sara Hall, Deena Kastor, Craig Mottram, Dathan Ritzenhein, Khadevis Robinson, Alan Webb, and many others. All of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to the Ryan Shay Memorial Fund and the Jenny Crain “Make It Happen” Fund.

Details about the two memorial funds is also available but here is a synopsis:

Jenny Crain, a popular member of the professional running community, suffered serious head and neck injuries after being hit by a car while training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 21, 2007. Half of the proceeds from this cookbook will go to the Jenny Crain “Make It Happen” Fund, to help Crain and her family with her continued care, treatment, and recovery.

On November 3, 2007, five-and-a-half miles into the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Men’s Marathon in New York City, Shay collapsed and died suddenly, due to a heart condition. It was an event that shocked and deeply saddened the entire running community.

Half of the proceeds from this cookbook will go to the Ryan Shay Memorial Fund, to help Shay’s family undertake special projects in his memory.

The Runner’s Cookbook: Winning Recipes from Some of the World’s Best Athletes was compiled and edited by Alison Wade. Wade is the current editor of EliteRunning.com and the former editor of the now-defunct web sites, fast-women.com and mensracing.com.

[tags] Cookbook, Shay, Crain, Elite Running [/tags]

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