The Olympic Marathon Trials are this weekend! Wondering what some of the top USA’s top runners eat the morning of the big day? Thanks to Runner’s World’s Pre-Race Q&A's, we have an idea of what some of the contender's will eat.
Runner’s World: What's for breakfast?
Jason Lehmkuhle: I need to give myself a lot of time to digest food. I'll get up at 4:00. A PowerBar, bagel with honey, maybe half a banana. I'll take a GU an hour or thereabouts before the race.
Serena Burla: Nothing. I had bad stomach problems at New York in 2010, and I've scaled back since then. I'll eat a lot the night before, and then sip water the morning of the marathon.
Brian Olinger: Oatmeal, toast, and bananas with a little coffee. I'll be up early, about 4 a.m., with breakfast no later than 4:30.
Max King: A Hammer Bar. That's it. I don't do the coffee thing. Two hours before the race, 6:00 a.m.
Runner's World didn't ask what the runners planned to eat AFTER the race. I'm guessing their answers may have included this: