“McRunner” Training For Marathon Eating McDonald’s
His wife thinks he's crazy.
His wife thinks he’s crazy.
No this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. According to an article posted on the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Web site, a runner from Palentine, Illinois is training for the Los Angeles Marathon on a diet consisting solely of McDonald’s food. The runner’s name is Joe D’Amico and he’s hardly a back-of-the-pack competitor. With a marathon PR of 2:36, D’Amico thinks his fast-food diet will help him run even faster.
“My wife told me I was crazy,” D’Amico, said. “But I love McDonald’s and I love running, and this was a great way to combine the two.”
So far, D’Amico has been eating three meals a day for the past two weeks at the world’s most-famous fast-food restaurant.
Here’s D’Amico’s typical menu:
Breakfast: hot cakes, an Egg McMuffin and an orange juice.
Lunch: grilled chicken sandwich with a large Coke.
Dinner: hamburger, fries and a cookie.
D’Amico says his only deviation is a daily multivitamin, tap water, and an energy gel on the run.
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