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Five races that take food beyond fuel

Updated: May 2, 2011, 3:41 PM ET
By Sharon Liao

Forget bananas and Gatorade. Now you can power your runs with doughnuts, pizza and chocolate truffles, thanks to a new batch of kind of weird but worth-the-fun food races. We're talking competitive eating and fuel stations that look more like a candy store or wine bar than a quick-fix pit stop.

"Although it sounds crazy, a few of these foods and drinks actually possess performance-boosting benefits," said Sharon Richter, R.D., a nutritionist in New York City. Find out if you've got the ...

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