What normal and quirky foods you will discover at race aid stations across the world.
You can find flat Coca-Cola at the aid stations of many endurance races—but travel across the globe and fuel up on things other than the popular soda. These real-food snacks not only provide a welcome flavor break from gels and bars, but they also pack in the calories, carbs and sodium to keep runners nourished.
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Glass House Mountains 100 Mile Trail Run
Tomato and avocado sandwiches — 600 calories, 65g carbohydrates, 450mg sodium
Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc
Salami — 68 calories, 0g carbohydrate, 296mg sodium
Cologne 48-Hour World Cup
Non-alcoholic beer — 60–90 calories, 13g carbohydrates, 9mg sodium
Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji
Curry rice — 310 calories, 50g carbohydrates, 820mg sodium
Jeju International Ultramarathon
Vegetable soup with steamed rice — 220 calories, 50g carbohydrates, 750mg sodium
Swedish meatballs — 260 calories, 6g carbohydrate, 540mg sodium