Race Breakfasts Around The World

  • By Marty Munson
  • Published Jul 2, 2013
  • Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker and Sue Fan

Tired of your same old bagel and peanut butter? We checked in with pros around the globe to see what they cook up to fuel their races or big training days. Could these foods work for you?


Romain Guillaume
Recent result: 1st place, 2012 Ironman Mont-Tremblant

Typically, I have one sandwich of bread and either honey or jam, and one little sandwich of bread with one or two slices of chicken to have more protein. When I’m traveling in the U.S. and can’t find French bread, I have white bread in slices, but when I can find a baguette or something like it, I take it! Regarding the quantity, it depends on how hungry I am or anxious/stressed I am. (The more anxious I am, the more I eat!) When I am training, there are two options. Before a workout, I have a breakfast I discovered last year in Australia: Bread, honey and sliced bananas. Sometimes, if I swim at 6:15 a.m. and don’t have breakfast, I join my father and some friends afterward and drink coffee. I order a pain au chocolat or croissant, or French baguette and butter.

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