Tuesday, March 22, 2011

McDonald's-only marathon runner finishes among top racers at Los Angeles event

It went just as I planned," D'Amico said yesterday after completing the 26.2-mile (42.1km) race. "The course was much tougher than I expected and the wind and rain didn't help, but I felt strong."

In the month leading up to the marathon, D'Amico ate 99 meals at McDonald's. His typical daily intake consisted of hotcakes and an Egg McMuffin for breakfast, a grilled chicken sandwich and a large Coke for lunch, and a hamburger and fries for dinner. He allowed himself to drink water and take a daily multivitamin and a runner's supplement.