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Food Diaries: How Nicklaus Combs Eats During a 108-Mile Race

The ultra runner documented all of his food intake during the Hot Wild Oak Trail 100 Miler.

In the history of Well+Being’s Food Diaries series, we’ve featured some interesting diets. Meals have ranged from pre-workout liver capsules to the simple, Paleo-friendly meals of Olympic rower Esther Lofgren

But this week’s food diary takes it to a whole new level. Local ultra runner Nicklaus Combs documented his entire food and beverage intake during the October 4 Hot Wild Oak Trail 100 Miler in Virginia. The race is actually 108 miles and involves 32,000 feet of elevation gain.

The total number of snacks and drinks he ingested: 68.

And it all must’ve helped: Combs won the race. Check out the list of foods he ate to fuel along the way.

Photograph by Nicklaus Combs.

1. 16 (1.8-ounce) PocketFuels

2. 2 (3.8-ounce) TailWind Endurance Fuels

3. 6 Energy GU and Hammer gels

4. 2 5-Hour Energy shots

5. 6 GU Chomps

6. 6 Cliff Shot Bloks

7. 2 Clif Kit’s Organic Bars

8. 8 Earth Balance peanut butter sandwiches

9. 1 bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips (garden vegetable medley)

10. 32 ounces of Gatorade

11. 1 Vega One bar

12. 1 Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator

1 vegan burrito (not pictured)

3 cups of vegetable soup (not pictured)

32 ounces of soda (Coke, Mountain Dew, and ginger ale) (not pictured)

Disclaimer: The Food Diaries series is intended to be inspirational and is not an endorsement of each individual’s diet.

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