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Worldwide Fuel: A Look at Aid Stations Around the World

What normal and quirky foods you will discover at race aid stations across the world.

What normal and quirky foods you will discover at race aid stations across the world.

You can find flat Coca-Cola at the aid stations of many endurance races—but travel across the globe and fuel up on things other than the popular soda. These real-food snacks not only provide a welcome flavor break from gels and bars, but they also pack in the calories, carbs and sodium to keep runners nourished.

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Australia

Glass House Mountains 100 Mile Trail Run

Tomato and avocado sandwiches — 600 calories, 65g carbohydrates, 450mg sodium

France

Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc

Salami — 68 calories, 0g carbohydrate, 296mg sodium

Germany

Cologne 48-Hour World Cup

Non-alcoholic beer — 60–90 calories, 13g carbohydrates, 9mg sodium

Japan

Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji

Curry rice — 310 calories, 50g carbohydrates, 820mg sodium

South Korea

Jeju International Ultramarathon

Vegetable soup with steamed rice — 220 calories, 50g carbohydrates, 750mg sodium

Sweden

Kraftloppet

Swedish meatballs — 260 calories, 6g carbohydrate, 540mg sodium