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What Athletes Eat: Miler Shannon Rowbury’s Salmon and Kale Salad

October 03, 2015

I have this meal the night before a race, but also pretty regularly. It's my go-to favorite. I had it in Portland before leaving for Asia.

By Kelly O'Mara, espnW

Two-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury, the U.S. record holder in the 1500 meters, knows exactly what she likes to eat. So much so that she brings a variation of her favorite -- grilled fish with a salad -- with her when she travels. That's what she did when she was in Beijing for the World Championships last month, where she placed seventh in the 1500.

And it must be working for her. Rowbury, who is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, won the Mile at the USA Indoor Championships in February and then took second in the 1500 at the USA Outdoor Championships in June. She shared her signature dish with us.

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