Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pre Races Nutrition- Buddy Edelen

"After a lunch of cheese sandwich, ice cream and chocolate, Buddy had steak for dinner on Friday evening, June 14, 1963. He washed dinner down with three pints of stout and slept easily for 8 1/2 hours. Awake at 7:30, his pulse was 42 beats per minute. He had four soft boiled eggs, four pieces of toast, a large cup of coffee with milk and finished breakfast with two bars of chocolate."

-A Cold Clear Day account of Buddy's eating routine prior to setting the marathon world best time of 2:14:28 on June 15, 1963.

For the Tokyo Olympics, Buddy had a couple of cases of stout shipped over so he didn't have to break from his normal routine. USA officials were not amused.

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