"When I first started competing in multiday events, I viewed meal breaks as a welcome relief from an otherwise tedious and austere day. Food is instant gratification in a world devoid of pleasure; it exists only to provide me with immediate energy and pleasure and enough of an incentive to keep me going until my next meal break. Now, after changing my nutrition strategies to rely more on a balanced approach to eating, not just on carbohydrates for energy, I've come to recognize that moving itself is what I crave--not the eating. I feel as if I can move continuously, effortless, and forever. Food is now the means to an end, not an end in and of itself....In essence, my relationship to food has flipped-flopped. Eating is no longer the reward for continuously moving; being able to continuously move is the reward for eating right." Stuart Mittleman
US record holder for six day race (578 miles).
In 1986, set a new 1000 mile world record of 11 days, 20 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds, later surpassed by Yiannis Kouros