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Ryan Shay began running competitively in high school, where he was a three-time state champion in the 3200-meter run. He went on to compete for the University of Notre Dame, where he was a four-time All-American and won the NCAA Cross Country Championship in 2001. After college, Shay turned professional and began competing in marathons and other long-distance races. He won the USATF National Cross Country Championship in 2004 and the USATF National 20K Championship in 2005. He also competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, finishing fourth in the 10,000-meter run in 2008. In 2007, Shay tragically died of a heart attack during the USATF National Cross Country Championship. He was 28 years old. Since his death, Shay has been remembered as a talented and dedicated runner who inspired many. He was posthumously inducted into the Notre Dame Monogram Club Hall of Fame in 2008 and the USATF Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Age 28 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 4 May, 1979
Birthday 4 May
Birthplace Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Date of death November 3, 2007,
Died Place New York City, USA
Nationality United States

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Ryan Shay Height, Weight & Measurements

At 28 years old, Ryan Shay height is 5ft 10in and Weight 155 lb.

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Height 5ft 10in
Weight 155 lb
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Who Is Ryan Shay's Wife?

His wife is Alicia Craig (m. ?–2007)

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Ryan Shay Net Worth

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On November 3, 2007, during the US Olympic marathon trials in New York City, Shay collapsed approximately 5  ⁄2 miles (8.9 km) into the race at 8:06 a.m. He was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m. Doctors at the hospital who examined him reported that he died of heart failure due to cardiac arrhythmia, due to a pre–existing enlarged heart condition. Autopsy results were initially inconclusive, leading to speculation over other possibilities for his death. On March 18, 2008, Ellen Borakove, the Director of Public Affairs of the New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office released the following statement to Joe Shay, Ryan's father, regarding his final autopsy results: "Cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiac hypertrophy with patchy fibrosis of undetermined etiology. Natural causes."


Following college, Shay ran professionally, winning races at various distances, including marathon, half-marathon, 20 km and 15 km. Shay also competed during the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, finishing 15th in the men's individual race. Shay finished in 23rd place in the 2004 Men's Olympic Marathon Trials.


Shay was a five time road national champion in the 15 km, 20 km, marathon and twice in the half marathon. In 2003 after winning both the USA Half Marathon Championships and the USA Marathon Championships as well as well as placing third in the USA 25 km Championships and the USA 5 km Championships Shay was named the 2003 USA Running Circuit Champion. Shay repeated as the USA Running Circuit Champion in 2004 after winning both the USA Half Marathon Championships and the USA 20 km Championships as well as finishing second in the USA 25 km Championships and USA 5 km Championships and placing third at the USA 10 Mile Championships. In 2005 Shay came in second place in the USA Running Circuit Championships standings, third in 2006 and 10th in 2007.


Shay continued running as a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1997, majoring in economics and competing in both cross country and track. He was a 9-time All-American while competing at Notre Dame. Shay was the first Notre Dame runner to win a NCAA individual title, winning the 10,000-meter run at the 2001 NCAA outdoor meet in a time of 29:05.44. Shay graduated as the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor 5,000-meter runs, as well as the 10,000-meter run. He graduated in the top of his class.


Ryan Shay attended Central Lake High School in Central Lake, Michigan, home of the Trojans, from 1993 to 1997. He won every cross country meet he competed in following the third meet of his freshman year (1993), including four consecutive Class-D MHSAA Lower Peninsula (LP) state cross country meets from 1993 to 1996. He was a three-time consecutive Class D MHSAA LP state champion in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs from his sophomore through senior track seasons (1995 through 1997), and also won the Class-D MHSAA LP state title in the 800-meter run as a sophomore. He was also his class valedictorian.


Ryan Shay (May 4, 1979 – November 3, 2007) was an American professional long-distance runner. He was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and attended the University of Notre Dame. He was married to Alicia Craig, also an American distance runner. Shay is survived by his wife Alicia, parents Joe and Susan, and his seven siblings: Jodie, Casey, Sarah, Amie, and younger brothers Nate (who also was a distance runner at Notre Dame), Elliott and Stephan.