How should you prepare for a marathon?
The marathon is a race where the level of performance depends primarily on the runner's capacity to expend high levels of energy over a prolonged period of time. In order to run a good time for this event, runners must prepare their bodies so that they are at their peak on the day of the race. This can be achieved with a variety of complementary strategies: changes to training, recovery and diet.
The dietary strategy during a marathon is therefore of utmost importance. It must fulfil the runners' nutritional needs without imposing restrictions or disrupting the runners' digestion.