Last Saturday, hedge fund manager, Chris Solarz, 35, broke the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance run in 12 hours on a treadmill. He logged 77.07 miles beating an earlier record of 76.68 miles set by Eusébio Bochons.
Wondering how far 77.07 miles really is? Well, imagine running all the way from Lower Manhattan all the way up to Waterbury, Connecticut in half a day.
I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in.
Today, Stadium spoke to Chris to discover why he runs and how his food choices keep him fueled.
How it all began
When Chris was 13-years-old and in Junior High, he ran his first 5K. It was then that he discovered the “pleasure of moving and being in sync” with his body. Soon, it became clear to him that he was running simply because he enjoyed it and because it was fun. It’s been 22 years and he’s been running ever since.
His daily diet
When Chris was around 2-years-old, he decided that he just did not like the taste of meat.
“My dad is a butcher, so that wasn’t exactly a popular choice at home,” he said matter-of-factly.
It also wasn’t easy being a vegetarian in the 80s. Meat was everywhere. He recalled picking the pepperoni off pizza at parties. He said that he finds it easier to find vegetarian food now, at least in New York City.
For the past three years, Chris has followed a mostly vegan diet and thinks that the diet that has helped his running.
Here’s how a regular day goes:
Breakfast: A smoothie, a bowl of oatmeal at the office
Lunch: A salad or some fruit to prevent mid-afternoon slumps in energy
Dinner: Tofu, beans, vegetables.