Not for con­sump­tion

Aren’t you glad you didn’t take this advice?

Runner's World (UK) - - Shoe History -


Cap­tain Bar­clay Al­lardice, the cel­e­brated ‘pedes­trian’ (he once walked 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours), told ath­letes to eat mainly meat and to avoid liq­uids dur­ing events – ex­cept for spir­its (if cold) and home-brewed beer.


Mid­dle-dis­tance run­ner E.C. Bredin deemed toast a bet­ter fuel than bread.


Aus­tralian sprinter Shirley Strick­land, win­ner of seven Olympic medals, shunned soft foods and flu­ids the day be­fore events and on race day it­self.


The suc­cess­ful book Diet for Run­ners touted a high­car­bo­hy­drate diet (80 per cent of to­tal calo­ries).


En­ergy drinks were ad­ver­tised as hav­ing the same ben­e­fits as sports drinks. Sci­ence said oth­er­wise.

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