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Planning on running a marathon? A sports dietitian on what to eat for long-distance running

By Evangeline Mantzioris, Program Director of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of South Australia
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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to run a marathon? Or perhaps you’ve conquered a marathon and want to take on an even longer event?

Your diet is crucial in long-distance running. If you don’t eat the right foods in the right amounts, you might not get enough energy to train and compete properly.

Over time, not having enough energy during training can lead to “relative energy deficiency in sport” (RED-S) syndrome. This condition can cause problems such as poor recovery between training sessions,…

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