Eating Taco Bell Helped Camille Herron ‘Run Happy’ to All of Her Ultrarunning Records
"Around 18 hours into the Desert Solstice Invitational on December 8, Camille Herron could feel her body and mind begin to shut down. With every step on the track, she pushed through one of the most impressive endurance tests out there–a 24-hour run with the aim to break 100-mile and 24-hour world records.
It was between 2 and 3 a.m. when she began to feel dizzy after eating energy gels at the Central High School’s track in Phoenix, Arizona. But Herron was ready for this moment. Her support team came prepared with the fuel she needed—a double decker taco from Taco Bell and a beer from Rogue Ales.
For a couple of laps, Herron chowed down while she walked around the track in the dark.
“When they gave me the taco and the beer, it was pretty quick, within 10 or 15 minutes, I started to finally feel better. I felt like I had more whole energy to get back running,” Herron told Runner’s World.
Six hours after the midnight snack, she finished the race—and won it outright: She ran 162.9 miles in 24 hours, setting new..."
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