What do Olympic triathletes eat?

What do Olympic triathletes eat?

Eating and drinking during events During Olympic distance and sprint distance triathlon racing, athletes should aim to consume between 30-60g of carbohydrate each hour. This can be achieved through a combination of sports drinks, carbohydrate gels and through solid forms of carbohydrate e.g. Sports bars or muesli bars.

What do professional triathletes eat?

Racing Weight Staples

  • Tomatoes (Vegetable*) Tomatoes add a ton of flavor and nutrition to meals without adding a lot of calories.
  • Bananas (Fruit)
  • Peanut butter (Nuts and seeds**)
  • Turkey (Lean meat)
  • Whole wheat (Whole grain)
  • Yogurt (Dairy)
  • Pre-workout.
  • Workout 1.

What triathletes eat in a day?

The goal pre-event is to ensure your glycogen stores are as full as possible so eat little and often throughout the day and focus on healthy, fresh natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, cereals and whole grains.

What are the best foods for triathletes?

10 Best Foods For Triathletes

  • Porridge. I like porridge because it’s filling, low GI and doesn’t mess with my stomach.
  • Avocado. Fats are coming back into fashion!
  • Eggs. Eggs are a perfect source of protein, stuffed with vitamins and also nice and filling.
  • Isotonic drinks.
  • Salad.
  • Steak.
  • Sweet potato.
  • Natural yogurt.

What should I eat the morning of the Olympic triathlon?

Both of these meals should be high in carbohydrates and low in fat. Dinner options could include rice, quinoa, pasta, steamed vegetables, potatoes, lean protein and fruit. Think bananas, toast, oatmeal, bagels, fruit or cereal for breakfast.

What do pro Ironman athletes eat?

As a general rule of thumb, endurance athletes should aim to eat 60-90 grams of carbohydrate per hour during IRONMAN events, with athletes typically able to consume more calories and fluids during the bike leg and fewer calories during the run portion of the event. What and how much should you drink?

How do you fuel an Olympic triathlon?

Take an OTE Caffeine or Energy Gel during the last 5Km of the bike to set you up for a fast transition and start to the run section. Have an OTE Caffeine or Energy Gel next to your running shoes in transition and take it with you to consume at half distance during the run section.

Is triathlon training healthy?

With that said, triathlon is a healthy sport to participate in due to its positive impact on our cardiovascular health, brain health and bone health.

What do triathletes eat lunch?


  • Chicken Salad within a wholemeal wrap – 100g chicken (391 kcal – Carbs 37g – Protein 39g – Fat 11g)
  • Tuna Salad and a wholemeal pitta bread – 150g tuna chunks, 1 pitta (448 kcal – Carbs 58g – Protein 20g – Fat 13g)

What do you eat after triathlon race?

In the 15-30 minutes after you’ve completed your triathlon and finished celebrating it is recommended to consume 15-25 grams of protein, 40-50 grams of carbohydrates and 240-300 calories. This equates to a light snack such as a peanut butter sandwich or a bowl of cereal with yogurt.