To run fast you have to eat well. Bottom line. Lots of professional runners share their training tips and tricks on their Instagram accounts, and that includes how they eat. For a runner, a healthy diet is a huge part of keeping your body happy and working well. These Olympians and world championship runners do a great job sharing what they’re eating, when they’re eating and cool new ideas for meal runners love.
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Colleen Quigley – Olympic steeplechaser
Quigley is a 2016 Olympian in the 3,000m steeplechase. The Bowerman Track Club runner is a dietitian who’s obsessed with food. The runner shares lots of recipes on her Instagram and website. If you’re looking for dinner ideas, look no further.
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Emma Coburn – 2017 steeplechase world champion
Coburn posts less about healthy food and more about baking, and we consider baking to be part of a balanced diet. You can catch the world champion baking cakes for her teammates and young nephew on her Instagram and IG story. Fun fact: her mom also seems to be a killer cook and makes a lot of dinner to accompany Coburn’s cakes.
Shalane Flanagan – 2018 TCS New York Marathon Champion
Flanagan is a cookbook author so it’s no surprise that there’s food featured heavily on her Instagram and blog. The New York Champion wrote the cookbook Run Fast, Eat Slow and it’s sequel, Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow.
Krista DuChene – Olympic marathoner
The Olympic marathoner is also a dietitian. Follow the runner’s account for dinner and baking ideas, along with some helpful advice about running nutrition.
Heidi See – 1,500m runner
The Australian 1,500m runner qualified for the 2015 World Championships and keeps a great Instagram and food blog. Her recipes are primarily plant-based, occasionally featuring fish.