Nutrition Strategies – How the pros like Kilian Jornet do it at Western States
An excellent post by our friends at iRunFar highlighted the differing nutritional strategies by some of the US and European elites during recent 100 milers. A number of the US runners move swiftly through the aid stations grabbing a few food items that they can chew on on the first few yards when leaving, whereas the EU runners and Kilian in particular prefer to linger longer, taking on board more substantial calorie and liquid intake.
I was lucky enough to capture these differing approaches on video at this years Western States 100 whilst waiting to pace Andrew from Foresthill Aid Station. In this video you will see Kilian and Jez Bragg arrive together closely followed by Nick Clark, Hal Koerner and Mike Wolfe.