Vegan Ultramarathoner Eats 5000+ Calories Per Day

Monday, May 17, 2010 12:03
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Badwater: Ultramarathon

You may remember news stories of the Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who ate around 10,000 calories per day to maintain his energy levels during gruelling training.

Phelps did it with a diet high in fat, sugar and processed carbs.

Nutritionists might be happier with the regime of ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, who eats around 5000-8000 calories per day on a wholly vegan diet.

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