There is such a thing as the record for the furthest distance run on a treadmill in twelve hours—and it’s just been broken. This past Saturday, hedge fund analyst Chris Solarz ran from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a grand total of 77.07 miles. Looks like seven actually is a lucky number for this guy!
Solarz is yet another example of an extraordinary no-meat athlete, having broken this and six other Guinness world records on a totally vegan diet. Over the course of his 12-hour run, Solarz consumed more than 5,000 calories of running snacks. We were dying to know just what powers a vegan through 77 miles (that’s just shy of three marathons in a row, by the way), so Greatist reached out to Solarz for the low-down on his eating schedule for the big day.
Chris Solarz’s 77-Miles Worth of Meals
90 minutes before the race:
- 3 packets of oatmeal
- 1 banana
- 1 PowerBar (Wild berry flavor)
During the race:
- 8 bananas
- 8 whole wheat tortillas with hummus
- 14 20-ounce bottles of Heed Sports Drink (1 scoop per drink)
- 3 20-ounce bottles of water
- 4 PowerBars
- 14 energy gels (Clif and Hammer brands)
- 1 whole wheat peanut butter and jelly sandwich
- 2 KIND bars