Although Ryan Hall won the Olympic Trials marathon today in the fastest debut in history by a U.S. runner, the triumphant return of competitive American distance runners was overshadowed by the death of Ryan Shay. Shay collapsed just past mile five and was immediately taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. read details here
An autopsy on Sunday may offer insight into how a world-class runner could die suddenly at the age of 28.
The running community will be praying for Shay's wife, Alicia Craig, also one of America's finest distance runners.