Race Like An Olympian

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Nov 15, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image

Keep your diet consistent.

American Manny Huerta suffered through a food allergy the day of the Olympic triathlon. The night before the race, he ate at the hotel restaurant he frequented during the week, but something in his salad didn’t sit well, and his race suffered as a result. Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee says pizza is often his pre-race meal of choice. The bronze medalist chooses consistency in his pre-race meal over everything else. “Pizza is the same everywhere in the world,” he says.

Takeaway: If you often travel to races, pick a pre-race meal that is easy to find on the road and agrees with your digestive system.

RELATED: Breakfast At Four? Tips For The Pre-Triathlon Meal

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FILED UNDER: Olympics / Race Tips / Training

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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