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Beef Offers Fuel for the Finish at Marine Corps Marathon

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:21:04 CDT

Beef Offers Fuel for the Finish at Marine Corps Marathon

For the second year in a row, the dollar per head beef checkoff will be fueling runners at the 40th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. A group of 55 runners from 19 states will be fielded under the Team Beef banner during the run and will be participating in related activities throughout the weekend. One of those runners from the state of Oklahoma is Jamie Cummings, who is involved in the Agritourism activities of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. She is excited to meet popular D.C. running blogger and mother of three, Dorothy Beal of the Mile Posts Blog.

“Super excited she’s representing beef also,” Cummings said. “She’s got a huge following.”

Social media is being actively used to promote the marathon, but also Team Beef. On Twitter, they will be using the hashtags #BeefFuelsMCM and Oklahoma will also be using #BeefLove. Team Beef will also update information on their Facebook page, where you learn about the team itself and their activities this weekend at the Marine Corps Marathon in the nation’s capital.

Cummings is excited to be a part of Team Beef. She believes this is an opportunity to share her experiences in using beef as an important part of her diet leading up to events like running a marathon this weekend. She said about three weeks before a major race she's starts fueling up to build her muscles back up with good protein sources.

“Beef can definitely supply that in a lean way, so super excited to just share that with other runners,” Cummings said.

That’s what Cummings and other members of Team Beef will be doing this weekend at the Marine Corps Marathon, reminding other runners that beef is the fuel for the finish. Click here to read about the members of Team Beef.

Radio Oklahoma Network Farm Director Ron Hays featured Cummings on the Beef Buzz feature. Click or tap on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to today's Beef Buzz.

The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Jamie Cummings of Team Beef
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