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You’re in good company. Maurten’s patented Hydrogel Technology fueled the fastest marathon times in history. But this is your time. Here are some simple fueling tips.

Get used to it. Fuel is not just a race day essential. Fueling our training in the same way allows our gusts to tolerate more carbohydrates during exercise, reducing the risk of discomfort in the stomach after you cross the start line.

Practice race day. Experiment with different breakfasts, wake up early to eat and learn what feels good. Something light, low fat and low in fiber.

It’s your strategy. How you fuel will be different from the person next to you on the start line. That’s also why we practice before race day: because fueling is personal.

Don’t try anything new on race day. That’s when you execute the plan.

Carry an emergency Gel, because things happen. In the hustle of the race, it’s easy to miss a fuel station or drop your fuel without finishing it. Having a spare Gel in your pocket keeps stress low.

Don’t neglect real food. Sports fuel is supported by science and works alongside real food, not as a replacement. Some training sessions, longer or more intense, rely heavily on the specific composition of sports nutrition. Others less so. Focus on eating healthy meals to support your training adaptations.

Visit the Maurten Fuel Guides to learn more about how to fuel your training and racing. Use the resource as a reference point to develop your fueling strategy.


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