What’s in My Race Bag

Lanni Marchant

Canadian Running - - DEPARTMENTS -

Lanni Marchant will be run­ning both the 10,000m and the marathon at the Olympics in Rio this sum­mer. When she’s not train­ing in Kenya or rac­ing around the world, Marchant is a crim­i­nal lawyer.

Rac­ing flats

Or, spikes now that I’m a 10,000m run­ner.

Race top

I usu­ally have it and my race bot­toms on un­der my warm-ups.

Oak­ley sun­glasses

Run Gum or caf­feine pills

Cin­na­mon gum

I have al­ways chewed it for hard work­outs, ex­ams, long runs or be­fore court. Even if I don’t chew it on race day, I al­ways have a pack of it in my race bag.


For af­ter the race

Glysomed hand cream

Any­one who knows me well knows that I never leave home with­out it.

Roll Re­cov­ery, physio ball, elas­tic band

For any lit­tle nig­gles that de­cide to show up when nerves are kick­ing in and for any con­tin­u­ous warm-up I do.


Mostly just a se­cu­rity blan­ket to have it in my bag.

Ex­tra shorts and sports bra

For af­ter the race. Noth­ing is worse than be­ing stuck in your sweaty gear for for­ever and a day.


My new ad­di­tion! I like mu­sic and ap­pear less crazy to be quasi-danc­ing when wear­ing ear­buds.

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