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Warm welcome at 'Shay Hostel'

Updated: May 6, 2014, 5:39 PM ET
By Cristina Goyanes | Special to espnW.com

When the Shays were making their bids for the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- Alicia in the 10,000-meter run and Ryan in the marathon -- they would welcome fellow athletes (friends and friends of friends) to stay with them and train at elevation in Flagstaff, Ariz.

It wasn't about making money (they didn't think to ask for any) or turning their home into a training camp. The young couple just saw an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause. "When Ryan and I let people ...

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