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

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✨Superhero Muffins Save the Day! ………………….. We are so excited to support this great cause. NYC Friends – Be sure to stop by Made Nice, located at 8 W. 28th St, to stock up on Pumpkin Spice Superhero Muffins and support @NYRR Team for Kids. This fan-fave muffin from #runfastcookfasteatslow will be available at Made Nice until Nov 3rd!! Read more about this event in our blog. ……………………… #Repost @made_nice ・・・ There's a new #NiceBite in town, excited to introduce the #SuperheroMuffin – in collaboration with four-time Olympian and NYC Marathon Champion, @ShalaneFlanagan and co-author @elysekopecky. A recipe from their NY Times bestselling cookbook, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow., that includes pumpkin puree, oats, and chocolate chips! Celebrating everyone running the @nycmarathon like @danielhumm and our very own Make It Nice Running Club. Portion of sales to benefit @NYRR @teamforkids! #makeitnice

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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

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Time to turn up the heat for #heidandeat this week 🔥 – “Chickpea Curry” with quinoa and a side rainbow carrots. The Stuff: – 2 finely chopped garlic cloves – 1 diced green capsicum (green pepper) – 2 diced tomatoes – 2 cups veggie stock – 1 cup coconut milk – 1 tbsp curry powder – 1/4 tsp chilli flakes – finely chopped chives – 1 can chickpeas (drained/rinsed) – Rainbow carrots – Quinoa The Build: Curry 🍛 In a deep pan, cook off garlic and capsicum in OO for few mins. Add tomatoes, curry powder and chilli flakes. Stir everything together so everything is well coated. Add veggie stock and chickpeas to the mix. Simmer for 10mins then turn down the heat and add coconut milk. Stir together well and then add S&P to taste. Serve with lime wedge and tip of with fresh chives. *For the quinoa, cook in half veggie stock, half water with a pinch of salt. Rainbow carrots 🥕 Cut off tops and then half each carrot so they can lie flat. Keep it simple and coat in OO and S&P. Roast in oven on a baking tray at 210C (410F) for roughly 20mins. #tastytuesday #heidandeat #easyrecipes #runnersplate #chickpeacurry #nomlife

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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. 

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