“My brother was atypical,” says Stephan Shay. And then some. Has Posted About Her In HIs Social Medias A Lot, Meet The Pair Of Josh Brueckner And Katie Betzing, The Pair Behind Jatie Vlogs, Ryan Hurst’s Wife Molly Cookson Is An Actress And Production Manager, A post shared by Ryan Hurst (@rambodonkeykong). Said Brian Sell, who was ecstatic after making the U.S. team with his 3rd place finish, after the race, "I'd trade my Olympic spot in a split second to have him back". I am heart broken over this tragedy. “But Kurt hung with him. From all that we can see Molly is living a happy and beautiful life with the love of her life Ryan and obviously dogs. “Neither Ryan nor I were ever content with other people’s standards.”. During the team’s subsequent fall break trip to Michigan, he subjected himself to suicidal three-a-day workouts. Check out the links below for more details and reactions. Five weeks after Watson had outkicked him, the two found themselves running in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Furman, South Carolina. There will be a candlelight vigil in Shay's honor through Thursday from 6-9 at Central Lake High School athletic complex track field. Word filtered out to Joe and Susan Shay about the Sends’ tribute to their son. By Ellie Phillips For Mailonline. That was not the end of his story. I even kept the box he sent it in. Please post any information about where to direct memorial donations. He refused to pay it. The accident would have ended any other runner’s cross country season. The couple had met in 2005 at the New York City Marathon. But if Shay was monomaniacal about running, he was not a megalomaniac. A post shared by Ryan Hurst (@rambodonkeykong) on Mar 16, 2016 at 2:00pm PDT. A moving wake on a quarter-mile oval. The inside lane, lined with luminary candles, would remain empty. He took Benninger out for what he said would be an easy 20-mile distance run. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071105/SPORTS17/71105032/1048/SPORTS, und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/spec-rel/110407aab.html, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tim_layden/11/03/shay.death/index.html, http://nyrr.org/races/pro/mens_trials/story_08.asp, http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071104/SPORTS18/711040741/1001&&imw=Y, http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/summer/track/2007-11-03-us-marathon-trials_N.htm, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/sports/othersports/05shay.html?_r=1&oref=slogin, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/sports/othersports/04marathon.html?_r=1&oref=slogin, http://sports.aol.com/story/_a/runner-collapses-dies-in-marathon-trials/20071103120509990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001, http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2007/11/05/2007-11-05_ryan_shays_coach_attempts_to_find_peace_-3.html, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/sports/othersports/05vecsey.html, www.iaaf.org/OLY08/news/Kind=2/newsId=42251.html, http://www.usatf.org/athletes/bios/oldBios/2006/Shay_Ryan.asp, https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-eder-5497253. To retrace that tale, we return to the stoplight-free town of Central Lake, Michigan, a four-and-a-half-hour drive due north of South Bend, just off the shores of Lake Michigan. Shirtless Pierce Brosnan, 67, gives wife Keely Shaye Smith, 56, a tender kiss as they enjoy a beach day in Hawaii. News of Shay’s collapse reached those in his orbit in different ways. Shay proudly pulled up a pant leg, exposing a calf tracked with tire marks and bearing a lump the size of a softball. und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/spec-rel/110407aab.html His jawline was an anvil, the likes of which you’d more commonly find in the pages of Marvel Comics. I'm sure you all know by now that former Notre Dame star Ryan Shay collapsed less than 6-miles into the Olympic Trials Marathon in NY's Central Park on Saturday and was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Lenox Hill Hospital. “Ryan wore a brand of adidas flats called Adios, which, I mean, how apt was that?” says Watson, who would later room with Shay when both were upperclassmen. That left an indelible image.”. The couple resides in Woodland Hills, California. That was the end of Ryan Shay’s life. www.deenakastor.com/ They are the founders of the production company Fast Shoes. The event, which features elite runners, has seen nine sub-four minute miles in the past five years. Erik Kuselias Is A Father Of Three Children, 2 Sons And A Daughter. “My whole life is basically schoolwork and running,” Shay told a local television reporter after a prep meet. In 2003 he won the USARC racing series after winning national road running titles in the marathon and half marathon, and taking third at 5 km and 20 km. “I’d walk into the locker room before practice,” says University of Notre Dame teammate Luke Watson, whose 3:57 mile-best was far superior to Shay’s 4:05, “and Ryan would greet me with, ‘Dude, Watson, I’m going to pound you today.’”. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/sports/othersports/04marathon.html?_r=1&oref=slogin, Associated Press “Let’s go, Watson.”. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tim_layden/11/03/shay.death/index.html, NY Road Runners Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's wife, Alicia, and all of his family. After college, he trained with Team USA California, a group that includes Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor and now includes 2008 Olympic Trials champion Ryan Hall. "Ryan was here just last week at our practice, before he headed out to New York for the Trials," says (Notre Dame coach) Joe Piane. Some middle- distance men possess an imposing finishing kick; Shay intimidated fellow harriers with an indomitable will (this is someone who quoted G. Gordon Liddy in his high school commencement speech). Watson did not. They would do 83 laps around the track on a cold, rainy November afternoon and evening. Like George Gipp, Shay hailed from a blue-collar, northern Michigan background and also like Gipp, he quickly established himself at Notre Dame as an athlete not to be harnessed. Ryan, the fifth of eight, shared a bedroom with three brothers and a bed with one of them, Nathan, who would also later run for Notre Dame. Many sources claim that Ryan Hurst is a father of two children, a daughter, and a son, but for some reason, he has decided to keep them away from the limelight. ", Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RunBlogRun, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-eder-5497253. Shay's death has hit the running community hard. After the race, Piane asked Shay why he’d shot out to the front of the pack, solo. He didn’t even own a pair of cowboy boots yet.”. Ryan Shay, 28, a 2:14:09 marathoner and five-time U.S. champion at various distances collapsed while running the U.S. Men’s Olympic Trials Marathon on 3 November was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. On the night of the race — Shay, slightly injured, had finished 18th with a time of 2:17:14, nearly three minutes off his personal-best — they had been part of a group of elite athletes that went out to celebrate. “I just remember running out of the park and asking strangers, ‘Where is Lenox Hill?’” she says. At Notre Dame Shay would regularly wear a heart monitor to bed. They also stage their own annual “Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run” in their hometown, a 5- and 10-K that draws hundreds. “It was almost like, ‘(Screw) that, someone’s trying to hold me back.’”. Ryan Shay died on Saturday during the Olympic marathon trials in New York. http://sports.aol.com/story/_a/runner-collapses-dies-in-marathon-trials/20071103120509990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001, Coach Joe Vigil Devastated “Ryan and I went on some runs together that final week in South Bend,” says Watson, who at the time was in graduate school and working as an assistant coach under Piane. "He was a tremendous champion who was here today to pursue his dreams. May not be reprinted or retransmitted without permission. At 8:46 a.m., just 81 minutes after the gun had gone off to start the marathon at Rockefeller Center, Shay was pronounced dead at Lenox Hill Hospital. I've sent out a lot of death notices this year, but this is certainly one of the saddest. Even his stare was hard. After that Ryan said, ‘OK, I like Kurt.’”. One year, living alone off campus, Shay got into a dispute with the electric company over his bill. Running was his love, and Ryan Shay used it to chase an Olympic dream as passionately as any athlete has. “I’ll go out for a run and I won’t put any conditions on myself how far I go,” says Stephan. The Olympic Trials is traditionally a day of celebration, but we are heartbroken. Shortly past the 5-mile mark of the race, Shay collapsed and was immediately given CPR. “The three of us had dinner together a few times. The lovely couple Ryan and Molly tied the knot in May 2005 after being in relation for a long time. Father--Son diagnosed with enlarged heart at age 14 “What’s going on?” he texted former teammates. With his rippling deltoids and bulging biceps, Ryan Shay more closely resembled a lifeguard than the world-class distance runner he was. Well, they are one of the lovely couples. In their last autumn together running cross country for the Fighting Irish, Watson outkicked Shay in the last strides to win the Notre Dame Invitational. Since both Molly and Ryan have a movie career and they are associated with the same field, they are together almost every time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan's wife, Alicia, and all of his family. All of the Shay children ran, most excelled, and all were coached by either Joe or Susan at Central Lake High School. “He stepped off the plane for his recruiting visit wearing racing flats,” says McManus, now the track coach at Fresno State. “We knew that we wanted to do something,” says Roger Send. On Sunday, there will be a one-hour visitation prior to the funeral. Shay was the runner who, on frigid days when Piane told the team they could run indoors at the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, would proudly return from an arctic slog with icicles in his beard. There will be 300 luminaries around the track lit every night. “I was standing along the course, on my recruiting trip,” recalls Watson, who is one year younger. “Wait, you got run over by a car and you kept going?”. www.usatf.org/, NY Road Runners Trials Report NEW YORK - Ryan Shay, a five-time national champion on the roads, died Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's Marathon. On the morning of Nov. 3, 2007, at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York, Shay was running near the front of the pack. Shay ignored Piane’s direction, opening up a 30-yard gap between himself and the field in the first mile. In 2008, nearly one year to the day Shay passed away, McManus and more than a dozen former teammates of Shay’s, plus members of Alicia’s family, ran the New York City Marathon. Shay also found time to work at a local restaurant. The Kenyans did not watch TV. On the day after the meet, a Sunday, Shay stepped out into a blizzard to do a 16-mile run.