His wife thinks he’s crazy.
No this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke. According to an article posted on the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Web site, a runner from Palentine, Illinois is training for the Los Angeles Marathon on a diet consisting solely of McDonald’s food. The runner’s name is Joe D’Amico and he’s hardly a back-of-the-pack competitor. With a marathon PR of 2:36, D’Amico thinks his fast-food diet will help him run even faster.
“My wife told me I was crazy,” D’Amico, said. “But I love McDonald’s and I love running, and this was a great way to combine the two.”
So far, D’Amico has been eating three meals a day for the past two weeks at the world’s most-famous fast-food restaurant.
Here’s D’Amico’s typical menu:
Breakfast: hot cakes, an Egg McMuffin and an orange juice.
Lunch: grilled chicken sandwich with a large Coke.
Dinner: hamburger, fries and a cookie.
D’Amico says his only deviation is a daily multivitamin, tap water, and an energy gel on the run.
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