Nutrition for ultra-endurance: several hours to several months.

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In conclusion, the nutritional needs of three types of ultra-endurance athletes have been reviewed. These include events of several hours, day-after-day competition, and prolonged true endurance expeditioneering. There are many requirements common to all three--an adequate supply of fuel already available, judicious repletion of fuel and fluid losses during the events, and postcompetition repletion, which pertains not only to training but also to events of several days' duration. Most importantly, the "competitive edge" can be maintained only with careful attention to all of these factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-692
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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