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    Los Angeles Marathon

    I watched some of it today towards the end the last few miles.

    Other than the water stops, I thought I saw the 20 year old runner who won, take some kind of gel. Do they allow that in distance running now?

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    Haven't they always allowed food and water handups? The issue for runners is more that running makes it hard to process any food you put in.
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    gels have been used for years, quick fast acting energy.

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    Gels are probably used by runners much more than cyclists. Very common for marathons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    Gels are probably used by runners much more than cyclists. Very common for marathons.
    Most marathons hand out gels at a couple of water stops during the race. They also have stuff like oranges and hard candy in the last miles.
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    Definitely they can use gels.

    On a side note, I run distance and use gu. Someone on a sub forum here mentioned Hammer (sp?). Has anyone used both and think one is better tasting? I hated gu at first but got used to it.

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