Running 162 Miles in 24 Hours on Vegan Diet

Scott Jurek hopes he can break the American ultramarathoner record by running 162 miles in 24 hours. He needs 5,000 to 8,000 calories a day to fuel his running regimen, and he gets them without consuming animal products.

Mark Bittman of The New York Times spent time with Scott Jurek to find out the answer to the question we all want to ask: what does Scott eat?

Scott on calorie consumption:

Scott focuses on 3 meals and says breakfast is key:

Lunch and dinner:

On his transition to a vegan diet:

Ironically, Scott hated running in high school and only ran to keep in shape for ski season :)

You can read the entire article at The New York Times here.

image via Eirini Vourloumis

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