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5 Racing Weight Tips From Chris McCormack

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Jul 5, 2011
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:22 PM UTC
Macca is one of the bigger athletes to win the Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips

Dial in your race nutrition

“It’s no secret that the bigger you are, the more difficult dealing with heat and water loss is,” McCormack says. So if you’re a larger athlete, make an extra effort to develop the best race fueling and heat management strategy for you.

McCormack’s formula for success, which took years to develop, includes racing primarily on liquids and gels instead of solid foods, using salt tablets, drinking cola during the marathon, and not forcing in nutrition when his stomach seems unable to tolerate it.

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Matt Fitzgerald

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