JPMorgan Chase Challenge
Posted On June 15, 2008
With 73,719 entrants, the 2008 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in FrankfurtÂ isÂ the largest race in the world to date. It’s a short run of 3.5 miles, but still worth preparing for. In addition to training runs, I made sure the food and drinkÂ side was in order in the days leading up to the race.
The evening prior to the race IÂ ate chicken in breadcrumbs, making the breadcrumbs myself even if it is somewhat messy with the egg and the flour.Â For breakfast on the morning of the race I had fresh fruitÂ and a largeÂ pain au chocolat to give me energy. For lunch I had frikadelle, which are like large meatballs, and pasta.Â As the race began at 19:30 I also fitted in a tomato and basil sandwichÂ mid-afternoon.
After all that I felt in good form for the race. By the time IÂ crossed the start line it took me 21 minutes to reach theÂ finish, whichÂ given the sheer number of people running, IÂ thought was fairly respectable.Â Â Â Â