Running a Marathon on a McDonald’s Diet?

A colleague of mine drew my attention today to an article about Joe D’Amico who is training for the L.A. Marathon, with a goal of beating his personal best of 2:36, on a diet consisting only of McDonald’s food.

My first reaction when I saw the article was to question why he would want to do this and the only thing I could think of was that he was looking for attention.  D’Amico claims he is doing it because he loves running and he loves McDonald’s food.

While he is fortunate that burns off many more calories than the average person the amounts of fat, sugar and sodium he will consume while following this diet surely cannot be good for his health as Morgan Spurlock found out in Supersize Me.

As for myself, I think I will stick my balanced diet to fuel my runs.

What do you think, are you ready ready to go on an all McDonald’s diet to train for your next race?

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