BEEF Fuels Sioux Falls Marathon

BEEF Fuels Sioux Falls Marathon

PIERRE, SD - South Dakota beef producers were well represented at this year's Sioux Falls Marathon on September 10, 2017.  Approximately 20 team beef members, each proudly sporting their bright red jersey's, participated among the nearly 2,600 runners from six different countries, 40 states and over 600 cities
 
The South Dakota Beef Industry Council in partnership with Sandford Heart and South Dakota State University meat science department encouraged participants to "refuel" after the race by offering beef tri-tip sliders.
 
Team Beef members receive nutrition education on how best to incorporate beef into their diet during training. They understand beef is a high-quality protein containing all the amino acids the body needs to help with maintenance, repair, and growth of lean muscle mass.  This protein also helps aid in optimal immune system function along with nutrients such as zinc, iron, and B-vitamins that help keep the body healthy.  Holly Swee, SDBIC director of nutrition and consumer information, states, "Team Beef members are passionate about supporting South Dakota beef producers and promoting beef. They do this by being physically active, including nutritious lean beef in their training diet and being healthy role models while wearing the Team Beef jersey throughout the year."
 
Shannon Newman, who has represented Team Beef since 2015, knows beef in a runner's diet is essential.  "I think it's very important to show the protein and beef is good for the body and you need it. If you don't have that protein, you're definitely feeling it on race day," Newman said.
 
Tammy Hofer, Team Beef member, and teacher from Harrisburg, SD, has been running since junior high.  She said being a member of Team Beef inspires her to promote healthy living in the classroom. 
 
The Sioux Falls marathon wraps up our program for the season.  Team Beef South Dakota is open to all South Dakotans who want to promote beef, be physically active and showcase eating beef in a healthy lifestyle.  For more information on the program and future announcements, follow us on Facebook or contact Holly Swee [email protected].

Posted: September 19, 2017