Marathoner Ryan Shay Dies During Olympic Trials: Runner Ryan Shay, a four-time national champion in distance running events, collapsed and died during the U.S. Olympic Team marathon trials today in New York's Central Park. He was 28. New York Road Runners profiled Shay before the race, describing his training regimen of running 145 miles a week at 7,000 feet during the preceding month. "Competition brings out the best in me," he told an interviewer. "I love this sport."